San Diego Law Review

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This Comment examines the eligibility rules governing residence tuition status at state universities and focuses on the limitations of the rules and their effect on the undocumented alien population. The author argues that tuition status at state colleges and universities is generally reserved for lawful residents and citizens only and analyzes this policy under equal protection doctrine. The author concludes that the discriminatory impact these rules have on undocumented aliens fails to promote a substantial governmental interest and thus violate the equal protection clause.