After a naturalization ceremony in Indianapolis the immigrants in attendance look forward to enjoying the benefits of being legal citizens of the United States.
The state required colleges to start charging the higher rates last year.
Indiana University's La Casa director Lillian Casillas-Origel has received her citizenship after living in the U.S. for more than 40 years.
Students who cannot prove their citizenship could be forced to pay out-of-state tuition, which is three times in-state tuition.
Latino students oppose Indiana Senate immigration bill, fearing racial discrimination towards multicultural community.
IU President Michael McRobbie takes the citizenship oath on his 60th birthday.