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 […]

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 […]

Career Counseling Support for Undocumented Students

A guide for career service offices to ensure strong career counseling support for undocumented students. 1. Be Partners in the Work. Strong Career Services professionals commit to do their own, ongoing work. Awareness and reflection is key when facing biases, as well as understanding the strengths and weaknesses career service professionals bring in supporting all […]

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 […]

Fact Sheet: Number of Dreamers Graduating from High School

On April 24, 2019, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) released a new fact sheet: How Many Unauthorized Immigrants Graduate from the U.S. High Schools Annually? The research was commissioned by the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. The fact sheet may be downloaded using this link and can also be found at MPI’s website. […]

Immigrant-Origin Students in U.S. Higher Education

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 2018, more than 5.3 million students, or 28% 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 […]

Promising Practices: Northern Virginia Community College (American Culture & Language Institute)

The American Culture and Language Institute (ACLI) at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) coordinates all noncredit English as a Second Language (ESL) courses taught at NOVA’s five campuses and serves both immigrant and international students. In 2017, ACLI created the Part-time Career Readiness program in response to a survey asking ACLI’s immigrant students about their […]
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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, […]

Alumni Narrative: Myra

Myra, a Burmese refugee, came to the U.S. on a student visa. State of Residence: Virginia University: Hunter College Myra Dahgaypaw is a Burmese refugee. As a child growing up in a war zone, Myra moved to multiple villages as a result of Burmese troops setting villages on fire to cause fear. Being in an […]