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
- Comprehensive AccessPolicies provide statewide access to in-state tuition and some state financial aid or scholarships for the state's resident DACA recipients and undocumented students.
- AccessiblePolicies provide statewide access to in-state tuition for the state's undocumented students, including DACA recipients.
- LimitedPolicies 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 DACAPolicies provide the state’s DACA recipients with access to in-state tuition in at least some public institutions.
- No State PolicyNo known policies on access to in-state tuition or state financial aid for the state's DACA recipients and undocumented students.
- RestrictivePolicies actively bar access to in-state tuition or state financial aid for the state's undocumented students, including DACA recipients.
- Prohibitive EnrollmentPolicies 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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Undocumented Students in Higher Education
The new estimates show there are more than 408, 000 undocumented students enrolled in postsecondary education, representing about 1.9 percent of all postsecondary students. This estimate represents a decrease of 4.2 percent from 2019, when 427,000 undocumented students were enrolled.
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Beyond DACA: A Directory of Resources for Undocumented Students & Individuals
A directory to provide the most recent resources to support undocumented students and individuals access and afford college, start their professional careers, and receive legal support and mental health support, among other types of resources.
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Undocumented Students and Access to Inter-State Tuition Agreements (ITAs): Fact Sheet
This fact sheet answers key questions related to undocumented students and their eligibility for inter-state tuition agreements (ITAs), which offer students who would otherwise be charged out-of-state tuition access to an in-state tuition rate or a discounted tuition rate in a participating state.
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Achieving the Dream, Uncertain Futures: The Postbaccalaureate Decision-Making Process of Latinx Undocumented Students
This qualitative study examined the decision-making process of undocumented college students pursuing graduate degrees, and how their commitment to matriculate in higher education programs is shaped by a myriad of social, familial, financial, and institutional factors.Continue Reading
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I Stand With Immigrants
Immigrant-origin individuals, those who are first and second generation immigrants in the U.S. continue to play significant roles in the fields of technology, science, education, medicine, the liberal arts, as well as in entrepreneurship and founding businesses. Every campus, organization, or business has a story to tell about the impactful contributions made by their immigrant-origin leaders. Below, we highlight trends among MacArthur Fellows, Nobel Prize winners, college and university leaders, and founders of Fortune 500 businesses and billion-dollar startups.Continue Reading
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Refugee Eligibility, Documents & Aid
This resource offers a breakdown of different statuses displaced students may present, a round-up of resources that can help refugee and other displaced students, college and university staff, and refugee-serving organizations understand refugee eligibility for higher education admissions, financial aid, and in-state tuitionContinue Reading
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Do you know who your refugee students are? Mapping and understanding displaced students on U.S. campuses.
Despite the increasing number of refugee students, both globally and in the U.S., there is a significant lack of data concerning their pathways to higher education. To effectively understand the presence of refugee students on college campuses and support their educational success, we must bridge these data gaps. In response, the Presidents’ Alliance and Duolingo English Test released Mapping the Refugee Student Population in U.S. Higher Education Report. Using the latest Open Doors data, the report will also explore the number of F-1 international students studying in the U.S. in 2022/23 who are potentially refugee and displaced students. Read the full report here.Continue Reading
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