Undocumented Students and Access to Inter-State Tuition Agreements (ITAs): Fact Sheet

Undocumented Students and Access to Inter-State Tuition Agreements (ITAs): Fact Sheet The United States is home to more than 427,000 undocumented students, including 181,000 DACA-eligible students, enrolled in higher education. Each U.S. state implements its own policies in terms of whether to provide access to in-state tuition and state financial aid to the state’s undocumented […]

Report: The Post-DACA Generation is Here

The Post-DACA Generation is Here Most of This Year’s 100,000 Undocumented High School Graduates Are Currently Ineligible for the Policy A new report finds that an estimated 100,000 undocumented students will graduate from high school in 2022, with most of them not eligible for DACA. The new FWD.us report, published in May 2022, The Post-DACA […]

Tuition Equity Policy Brief for Wisconsin

Tuition Equity Policy Brief for Wisconsin Dreamers of Wisconsin recently published a policy brief on tuition equity for undocumented students. This brief includes an overview of undocumented students in higher education, history of tuition equity initiatives, and it contextualizes the current state and institutional policies in Wisconsin. Additionally, this brief analyzes relevant research and social […]

Promoting Equity for Undocumented Students in Secondary Education.

Congress continues to debate the structure of a potential budget reconciliation package. Congress must prioritize programs that support college access, affordability, and student success for undocumented students. This resource notes how America’s College Promise program, which is part of the Build Back Better Act, would have guaranteed two years of free community to all, will […]

Expanding Refugee Access to In-state Tuition

Expanding Refugee Access to In-State Tuition Refugees, asylees, and/or other individuals with humanitarian visas, including Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs), face unique challenges in navigating the college application and admissions process. One significant challenge is limited access to in-state tuition and state financial aid at all of their state’s public colleges and universities, particularly in the […]

Including Undocumented Students in Tuition-Free Community College Proposals

Congress is considering a proposed budget reconciliation package that would include tuition-free community college for eligible students without regard to the students’ immigration status. States that receive federal grants under this program would not be able to deny tuition-free community college to students based on “citizenship, alienage, or immigration status.” The purpose of this brief […]

Higher Ed Components of Key Immigration Legislation Impacting Undocumented Students

The Presidents’ Alliance compiled this resource, Higher Ed Components of Key Immigration Legislation Impacting Undocumented Students, which explores the higher education components of recent and ongoing immigration legislative efforts. Congress is considering a wide variety of pieces of legislation, and each of them address different higher education priorities. This chart provides an overview of each […]

Immigration Status and Postsecondary Opportunity: Barriers to Affordability, Access, and Success

Immigration Status and Postsecondary Opportunity: Barriers to Affordability, Access, and Success for Undocumented Students, and Policy Solutions 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. The anti‐immigration agenda of the Trump administration and its impact on […]

Undocumented Students in Higher Education (Updated March 2021)

How Many Undocumented Students are in U.S. Colleges and Universities, and Who Are They? The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration partnered with New American Economy to release an updated analysis of how many undocumented students are pursuing higher education in the United States: Undocumented Students in Higher Education: How Many Students are in U.S. Colleges and […]

Rethinking Tuition for Undocumented Students Through ITAs

Rethinking Tuition for Undocumented Students Through Interstate Tuition Agreements (ITAs): A Way Forward? Substantial hurdles remain for undocumented students to access and graduate from higher education institutions. These hurdles include being barred from enrolling in public institutions in three states (Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina) and facing restrictions on accessing in-state tuition in five more […]