Access to Education
IMPROVING ACCESS TO POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION FOR IMMIGRANT STUDENTS
Resources on State Campaigns for Tuition Equity, Scholarships, and Financial Aid
A comprehensive advocacy toolkit divided into the following sections: Background on Tuition Equity Measures; State Laws & Policies; Student Profiles; Estimates of Eligible Students; Sample State Fiscal Analyses; Social & Economic Impact of Improving Access to Higher Education for Immigrant Students; Public Opinion; Legal Challenges; Resources for Organizers; and Resources on Financial Aid, Scholarships & Student Advocacy Groups.
Lists state bills that would improve access by providing in-state tuition to a state’s high school graduates regardless of their status, or by increasing access to financial aid or scholarships.
Federal Financial Aid for College Available to Qualified Battered Immigrants
- Federal Financial Aid for College Available to Qualified Battered Immigrants
The U.S. Department of Education has determined correctly that “qualified” battered immigrant students are eligible for federal financial aid under the same rules that apply to citizens and other eligible immigrants.
- Eligibility for Title IV Student Aid for Battered Immigrants Who Are “Qualified Aliens”
A “Dear Colleague” letter dated June 4, 2010, that addresses the issue of immigrant abuse survivors’ eligiblity for student aid is posted on the federal government’s Information for Financial Aid Professionals (IFAP) website.