You can't ne a resident of the state without being a legal citizen first.<quoted text>and the discount is offered without prejudice to all qualifying residents of the state whether they are citizens or not.
so if an athlete can get a free education why not all US citizens?
If you are unable to understand athletic scholarships, you are unable to understand a lot of things.
Strong athletic programs and teams bring in both money amd prestige to colleges.
What other country can I sneak into and be accepted for college ... must less given a discount?