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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, especially if Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is ended.

The main questions addressed and answered in this resource are the following:

  • How many states currently offer in-state tuition and financial aid to undocumented students who meet the state residency requirements?
  • What states currently offer financial aid or state sponsored scholarships to undocumented students?
  • What states currently offer in-state tuition to undocumented graduate students?
  • What are some examples of non-employment based funding opportunities for undocumented students without work authorization?
  • Many DACA recipients are currently working on campuses. What should DACA recipients know about their employment rights?
  • What career development opportunities or resources are available for undocumented students post-graduation or off-campus?

Last Updated: July 2021.

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