FAFSA Resources for Mixed Status Families

Overview The Department of Education released an updated version of the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) in December 2023. Since the launch of the new FAFSA, contributors without social security numbers (SSNs) have faced challenges setting up required FSA IDs and submitting completed applications. The Department of Education released a temporary workaround for students […]

Opportunities for Employment-Based Pathways Session Resources

SUCCESS Convening, March 30, 2024 | 3:45-4:50 pm Rice University This session focused on the opportunities to support undocumented students and alumni, with and without DACA, to pursue existing employment-based immigration options.  Speakers will discuss H-1B visas and other employment-based immigration pathways, Advance Parole, Path2Papers initiative, Legal Pathways that Work initiative, as well as efforts […]

The Lost Economic Impact of DACA Eligible Students in South Carolina

The Lost Economic Impact of DACA Eligible Students in South Carolina In South Carolina, students with DACA may enroll in higher education, but are required to pay out-of-state tuition, limiting their ability to afford higher education (Roth, 2017). This means a child could have lived in South Carolina since the age of 6 months, graduated […]

Fostering Inclusion for Black Immigrant Students at HBCUs

Introduction Since their establishment, Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) have played a vital role in providing educational opportunities to students traditionally neglected due to systemic inequities in the American postsecondary education system. HBCUs hold a unique mission of promoting academic excellence, cultural awareness, and community engagement, rooted in their history of enrolling and educating […]

Advising Meets Institutional Advocacy: Creating Systems of Support for Undocumented Students

The percentage of undocumented students in higher education is lower than their U.S. citizen peers and even lower for undocumented students pursuing graduate and professional programs. Advisors and administrators can support the advancement of undocumented students through higher education through self-teaching, advocacy, and coalition building. Advising and working with undocumented students includes understanding immigration and […]

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) medical students – an examination of their journey and experiences as medical students in limbo

This article focuses on DACA medical students’ experiences and contributions to the US healthcare system. A mixed-methods study on the career intentions and experiences of DACA medical students was performed utilizing survey data and in-depth interviews. The academic performance of a convenience sample of DACA medical students was compared to that of matriculated medical students […]

The Termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA)Protections and Medical Education in the U.S.

This article examines how the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy poses unique challenges for medical education and healthcare. A survey on DACA was administered online using Qualtrics Software System to 121 unique U.S.-MD granting medical school admissions leadership using e-mails between January 2018 and April 2018. This study found […]

Learning from Undocumented Students: Testimonios for Strategies to Support and Resist

This article covers how undocumented students and their families are in the crossfire as the Trump administration has taken an aggressive stance to criminalize, deport, and degrade them. Through the testimonios of three undocumented immigrant college students and graduates, this article sheds light on their memorable moments in high school and college to extract lessons […]

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. This study drew on 2 years of ethnographic data from a sample of 20 undocumented graduate students. The authors […]