Washington University of St. Louis’ EMPOWER: Building Professional Skills & Opportunities for Refugees

The English Language Program at WashU’s School of Continuing & Professional Studies merges English language development with valuable workforce certifications. The program is specifically designed for refugees looking for career development. 1. Purpose for the Program Thanks to an innovative grant from the Missouri Office of Refugee Administration, Washington University in St. Louis’ School of […]

Immigrant-Origin Students in U.S. Higher Education (Updated August 2023)

The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration commissioned a Migration Policy Institute-produced report, Immigrant-Origin Students in U.S. Higher Education, demonstrating that, in 2021, more than 5.6 million students, or 31% of all students enrolled in colleges and universities, were immigrants or the children of immigrants. The report’s findings reveal the growing proportion of first […]

Report: The Post-DACA Generation is Here

The Post-DACA Generation is Here (Updated May 2023) Nearly All of This Year’s 120,000 Undocumented High School Graduates Are Currently Ineligible for DACA A new report finds that an estimated 120,000 undocumented students will graduate from high school in 2023, with most of them not eligible for DACA. The new FWD.us report, published in May […]

Report: Higher Education and Success for Undocumented Students Start with 9 Key Criteria

Report: Higher Education and Success for Undocumented Students Start with 9 Key Criteria A higher education is the key to social mobility and economic security in the U.S. However, many undocumented students and graduates face the dual barrier of ineligibility for college supports in addition to lack of employment opportunities due to their undocumented status. […]

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 […]

Higher Ed Guide to Tuition, Financial Aid, & Other Funding Opportunities for Undocumented Students

The following resource provides an overview of in-state tuition, state financial aid, and other funding policies and opportunities for undocumented graduate and undergraduate students at both public and private institutions. The resource highlights actions public and private colleges and universities can take to expand and grow higher education access and funding opportunities for undocumented students, […]