WILMINGTON--Two years ago Monique Cuff left Canada to attend school at Wake Technical Community College. She was granted in-state status because her parents are permanent residents and she is their dependent, so when she transferred to UNCW she denied the same status. "It's very offensive I came down here to be with my family, to get an education, I don't feel I'm getting the same opportunity as other students". Monique's father, William Johnston is demanding the university give their daughter in-state status since a previous institution has. "Our argument is that we have already established that Monique holds in-state and tuition residency justified by another post secondary institution in the state of North Carolina, the decision has been made. Precedent has been set". Johnston says UNCW won't recognize it. The admissions department classified her as a "foreign student." the family plans to meet with admissions staff Friday to appeal their decision.
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