Toolkit | Access to Postsecondary Education

Toolkit | Access to Postsecondary Education


STATE LAWS & POLICIES

TOOLKIT CONTENTSMap: State Laws & Policies on Access to Higher Education for Immigrants

Table: Laws & Policies Improving Access to Higher Education for Immigrants

Model Language: Tuition Equity


TABLE: LAWS & POLICIES IMPROVING ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION FOR IMMIGRANTS

Currently, at least twenty-one states and the District of Columbia have laws or policies allowing students who meet specific requirements, regardless of their immigration status, to pay in-state tuition rates at public postsecondary institutions: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington. The University of Michigan’s Board of Regents adopted a similar policy for its campuses.

At least thirteen states — California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and Washington — and the District of Columbia provide access to state financial aid to students who meet certain criteria, regardless of their immigration status. California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, New York and Utah offer access to institutional aid or scholarships for such students.

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(Updated April 2020)