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 (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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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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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.
DACA & Undocumented StudentsView All most recent
Scholarship Directory for Undocumented Students
A list of scholarships and fellowships for undocumented students compiled by several organizations.Continue Reading
Other Immigrant StudentsView All most recent
Immigration Status and Postsecondary Opportunity: Barriers to Affordability, Access, and Success
This article, published in The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, discusses how immigrant and undocumented students face significant barriers in accessing and obtaining a postsecondary degree.Continue Reading
International StudentsView All most recent
Alumni Narrative: Mariam
Mariam Assefa became Executive Director and CEO of WES, championing the economic advancement of refugees and immigrants.Continue Reading
Refugee StudentsView All most recent
Alumni Narrative: Sana
Sana Mustafa graduated from Bard College after obtaining asylum in the U.S., and became the Associate Director of Partnership and Engagement at Asylum Access.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