New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Signs Law Allowing Children of H-1B Visa Workers Qualify for In-State Tuition Fees

H-1B Visa Workers

On January 21, 2020, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation allowing children of H-1B visa workers to qualify for in-state tuition, subject to certain conditions.

“New Jerseyans deserve equal access to higher education, and today we are taking another step toward making that possible,” said Gov. Murphy.

Students who are children of H-1B visa holders can now qualify for in-state tuition at the state’s public colleges and universities.

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows United States employers to employ temporary foreign workers in the field of a specialty occupation. To qualify for the in-state tuition, students must have attended a New Jersey high school for at least three years and have graduated. Further, they must prove that they have applied or intend to apply for legal residency status in the U.S.

This comes as great news to all H-1B visa holders whose children are aspiring to go to college. If a student’s p