Foreign students fear Indiana immigration law

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - International students worried about Indiana's new immigration law are flooding universities with questions about whether they'll still be eligible for financial aid that helps pay for their U.S. educations.

The law that took effect July 1 states that "public assistance" for post secondary education is only available to U.S. residents or "qualified aliens." International students using the F or J visa aren't included in the definition of qualified alien.

Republican state Sen. Mike Delph tells The Star press the law was designed only to target illegal immigrants and that it isn't meant for foreign students who are here legally.

Indiana University spokesman Mark Land tells the Journal & Courier that IU is operating as normal.

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