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Tuition & Financial Aid State Policies for Undocumented Students

This map tool highlights which states provide in-state tuition and/or state financial aid to undocumented students, including DACA recipients. The tool also highlights which states actively block access to in-state tuition or state financial aid for undocumented students. Select one of the 13 policy-specific options in the map library below to compare state policies.

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Undocumented Students
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DACA Recipients

Key Summary

Undocumented students living in 21 states and District of Columbia are allowed to pay in-state tuition when they enroll in their state's public colleges and universities. DACA, with its associated grant of lawful presence, opens the door in additional states to accessing in-state tuition. Other states have no established policies on access to in-state tuition or state financial aid or defer to institution-level policies. Two states, Alabama and South Carolina, actively block state's undocumented students who do not hold DACA from enrolling in the state's public colleges and universities.

States Data

Please visit theĀ Portal to the States to find more information about state-specific policies in terms of access to in-state tuition, state financial aid, professional and occupational licensure, and driver licenses for undocumented students.