I am an international student from China. I recently graduated from University of Washington as a Master of Library and Information Science. I am going to attend another graduate education program at central washingtong university and got an assitantship by working in their university library. But the central washington university told me that I am not eligible for in state tuition fee because of I am an international student. It is their univeristy’ policy that only U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible for out-of-state tuition fee waiver but not international student. I feel so bad about their policy. I already got admitted by the educational program and got the graduate assistantship. But I definately cannot afford the out of state differential portion of the tuition fee.
I read some discussion in this forum said that "it is very clear that if you have a TA, RA or GA, you get in state tuition". So I wonder does anyone know if there is a law for that? Or where I can find the reference for that. I want to use it as an evidence to argue with the Central Washington University. Thanks so much for your help. I feel I am discriminated because I am an international student. I want to fight for my right.