Toolkit | Access to Postsecondary Education
STATE LAWS & POLICIES
Currently, at least twenty 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, and Washington. The University of Michigan’s Board of Regents adopted a similar policy for its campuses.
At least eleven states — California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, 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, Illinois, Minnesota, and Utah offer access to institutional aid or scholarships for such students.
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(Updated May 2019)