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State-by-State Tracker of In-State Tuition for Refugees, SIVs, Humanitarian Parolees, Asylum Seekers, and TPS Holders

The International Refugee Assistance Project and Refugee Advocacy Lab conducted analysis of in-state tuition laws and policies in all 50 states as they would apply to humanitarian parolees, refugees, , asylum seekers, Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) and TPS holders. The comprehensive state-by-state in-state tuition tracker serve as a starting point towards understanding the landscape of in-state tuition policies in each state. There is significant variation within each state- while some have explicit legislation, some are policies set by the state board of regents, and in some states the policies is set by each higher education institution. The Refugee Advocacy Lab has also compiled a summary of key take aways here.

On Thursday, December 1, 2022, the Presidents’ Alliance, along with Refugee Advocacy Lab, World Education Services (WES), and National Association of System Heads (NASH), hosted a webinar, Limited Access: The Landscape of In-State Tuition for Displaced Students. 

The webinar shared the findings of a new analysis conducted by IRAP and the Refugee Advocacy Lab on access to in-state tuition for refugees, Special Immigrant Visa (SIVs) holders, humanitarian parolees, asylees, asylum-seekers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders across all 50 states. It also included an overview of the key take-aways, speakers will explore past challenges and success by states to expand access for forcibly displaced students, as well as opportunities for the future, from legislative options to working directly with higher education institutions.

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