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Access to Education: State Bills


The table available from this page lists state bills, i.e., legislation that is in the process of being considered or enacted.

Information about enacted state laws and policies that improve access to higher education for immigrants is available HERE.

Last updated SEPTEMBER 21, 2015   |   Download Adobe reader symbol - PDF


State Bills on Access to Education for Immigrants

This table lists some of the state bills that address access to higher education for immigrant students. It includes bills that would improve access by providing in-state tuition rates to a state’s high school graduates, regardless of their status, or by increasing access to financial aid or scholarships.

Tuition equity bills generally allow students who attend high school in a state, and who graduate and meet other criteria, to pay in-state tuition rates, regardless of their immigration status.

The table also lists measures that would provide access to state financial aid and scholarships, as well as other legislative proposals to improve or restore access to education for students who attend a state’s high schools.

This table also lists bills that seek to restrict immigrants' access to education by banning enrollment in higher education, repealing in-state tuition laws, and restricting financial aid, in-state tuition, grants, or scholarships.

The table is available only as a PDF.

Because the 2015 state legislative sessions are in progress, the information in this table is subject to change and may be incomplete. Please contact Tanya Broder ( if you have additions or revisions to offer.