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The purpose of this document, FAQ on Experiential and Funding Opportunities for Undocumented Students, is to provide campuses and their legal counsel with information on developing nonemployment-based, funded experiential opportunities for undocumented students. This document sets forth legal considerations pertinent to experiential and funding opportunities that institutions may consider providing to undocumented students. 

The following questions also address common legal constraints for institutions and questions related to such opportunities. This document seeks to offer a framework for consideration of various approaches as institutions endeavor to increase access to funded experiential learning for undocumented students and to help them thrive on their campuses.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This document covers the following key questions regarding nonemployment-based, funded experiential opportunities for undocumented students.

  1. What experiential opportunities can an institution consider for undocumented students?
  2. Are there ways universities can provide financial support for experiential opportunities?
  3. What are some factors institutions may consider when developing potential experiential and funding opportunities that include undocumented students?
  4. Can an institution offer an experiential program or scholarship that is restricted to undocumented students?

Read the complete document here.

Note: This resource was developed by Stephanie Gold at Hogan Lovells US LLP in collaboration with the Presidents’ Alliance. It is intended for informational and policy planning purposes only. For further questions, please contact the Presidents’ Alliance at info@presidentsalliance.org.

Published November 1, 2021.

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