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Higher Ed Immigration Portal

A new digital platform that integrates data, policies, and resources about DACA and undocumented, other immigrant, international, and refugee students to support immigration reform and federal policymaking, fuel change at the state and campus level, and build a diverse movement of partners and stakeholders advocating for these students.

Tuition & Financial Aid Equity for Undocumented Students

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  • Comprehensive Access
    Policies provide statewide access to in-state tuition and some state financial aid or scholarships for the state's resident DACA recipients and undocumented students.
  • Accessible
    Policies provide statewide access to in-state tuition for the state's undocumented students, including DACA recipients.
  • Limited
    Policies provide the state’s undocumented students, including DACA recipients, with access to in-state or reduced tuition in at least some public institutions.
  • Limited to DACA
    Policies provide the state’s DACA recipients with access to in-state tuition in at least some public institutions.
  • No State Policy
    No known policies on access to in-state tuition or state financial aid for the state's DACA recipients and undocumented students.
  • Restrictive
    Policies actively bar access to in-state tuition or state financial aid for the state's undocumented students, including DACA recipients.
  • Prohibitive Enrollment
    Policies actively bar enrollment in all or certain public institutions for the state’s undocumented students, but may still allow DACA recipients to enroll.
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Spotlights:

  • Undocumented Students in Higher Education

    Undocumented Students in Higher Education (Updated March 2021)

    More than 427,000 undocumented students in the U.S. are enrolled in higher education, including 181,000 DACA-eligible individuals.

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  • Image Report

    Rethinking Tuition for Undocumented Students Through ITAs

    The report examines whether inter-state tuition agreements can expand access to higher education for undocumented students.

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  • International Students

    Did You Know: Five Facts About International Students in the U.S.

    International students play an important role in U.S. society. Here are five key realities about who they are, what they contribute, and why the U.S. needs them.

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Advancing Higher Education & Immigration

The Higher Ed Immigration Portal serves as a vital source of information to help inform federal, state, and campus-level policies and practices at the intersection of higher education and immigration. The Portal is an online hub of resources that brings together partners from across the higher education and immigration fields to centralize and amplify our collective work.

The Portal combines immigrant and international student data with effective practices, cogent policy analysis, student narratives, and up-to-date research to highlight the importance of immigrant and international students in higher education and in our communities.

More About Us
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  • Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
  • Informed Immigrant
  • UARRM
  • Immigrants Rising
  • World Education Services
  • UndocuScholars
  • The Center for Law and Social Policy