The New Hampshire House of Representatives is considering giving students in the state university system who entered the U.S. illegally in-state tuition if they met certain requirements.

The House is scheduled to vote on legislation Wednesday that would require students to be a graduate of a high school in the state or to have gotten a New Hampshire high school equivalency certificate to be eligible for the in-state rate.

They would have to have attended a state high school for three years before graduating or receiving an equivalency certificate and have to meet all the other criteria to qualify for in-state rates.

Students also would be required to apply for legal residency.

Opponents argue it isn't fair for out-of-state students to pay higher tuition than students who are in the country illegally.

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