Better FAFSA for Mixed-Status Families: Top 10 Things to Know So You Can Prepare

Better FAFSA for Mixed-Status Families: Top 10 Things to Know So You Can Prepare The Department of Education redesigned the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as part of the implementation of the FAFSA Simplification and FUTURE Acts. Most residents, including citizens, legal permanent residents, T visa holders, and other specified non-citizens, are eligible […]

What does it mean to be UndocuBlack? Exploring the double invisibility of Black undocumented immigrant students in U.S. colleges and universities

This article provides a grounding understanding of undocuBlack college students and concludes with recommendations for increasing the undocuBlack college student visibility in higher education and research. This interpretative phenomenological study aims to increase awareness of how undocuBlack students experience college. The findings suggest that undocuBlack students experience double invisibility because of two of their salient […]

Resources DACA Recipients Can Use to Pursue Their Education

DACA recipients face unique challenges when applying for and attending college. Resources such as financial aid and navigating state and federal policies are critical for success. Fortunately, there is a wealth of online resources dedicated to the academic success of students with DACA status. See below for those resources. Finding DACA-Friendly Colleges and Universities  Different […]

Graduate School Resources for Undocumented Students 

Graduate School Mini-Conference Resource List   In 2021, TheDream.US, My Undocumented Life Blog, Pre-Health Dreamers, Cientifico Latino, and How to College: First Gen hosted a graduate school mini conference for undocumented students hoping to pursue graduate school. If you are an undocumented student pursuing graduate school, below, you will find information and resources from the […]

How to Apply for Emergency Advance Parole as a DACA Recipient

Informed Immigrant published a comprehensive emergency advance parole guide that empowers DACA recipients facing urgent international travel needs. Through USCIS, DACA recipients can apply for an advance parole (AP) document which allows them to temporarily travel abroad and re-enter the country. The normal advance parole application process can take up to 8 months to process […]

Immigrant-Origin Students in U.S. Higher Education (Updated August 2023)

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 2021, more than 5.6 million students, or 31% 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 […]

Undocumented Students in Higher Education

How Many Undocumented Students are in U.S. Colleges and Universities, and Who Are They? (Updated August 2023) The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and American Immigration Council released 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. […]

Undocumented Students in Higher Education: How Many Students are in U.S. Colleges and Universities, and Who Are They? (Updated August 2023)

Undocumented Students in Higher Education How Many Students are in U.S. Colleges and Universities, and Who Are They? (Updated August 2023) The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and American Immigration Council released an updated analysis of how many undocumented students are pursuing higher education in the United States: Undocumented Students in Higher Education: How Many […]

Report: The Post-DACA Generation is Here

The Post-DACA Generation is Here (Updated May 2023) Nearly All of This Year’s 120,000 Undocumented High School Graduates Are Currently Ineligible for DACA A new report finds that an estimated 120,000 undocumented students will graduate from high school in 2023, with most of them not eligible for DACA. The new FWD.us report, published in May […]

Dreamers Graduate Loan Program

A student-friendly loan program for Dreamers with DACA or TPS status provides graduate school loans with interest rates based on those available to U.S. citizens. There are no fees to take out a loan, no cosigner or minimum credit score requirement, and no prepayment penalty, and borrowers have access to free 1:1 financial coaching. ABOUT […]