Access, Affordability for Undocumented Students
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Students brought to the U.S. as children deserve the chance to complete their education. Equity in higher education demands this opportunity, yet these students face unique barriers to college access and affordability. A handful of states have barred undocumented students from attending public institutions. A larger list of states require them to pay out-of-state tuition despite graduating from high schools in that state.

NCAN recommends that states:

  • Permit undocumented students to attend public institutions.
  • Allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition.
  • Provide need-based financial aid for those who are income eligible.

Access and affordability for undocumented students resources:

National Conference of State Legislatures

Association for the Study of Higher Education