Toolkit | Access to Postsecondary Education
STATE LAWS & POLICIES
TOOLKIT CONTENTSMap: State Laws & Policies on Access to Higher Education for Immigrants
Tables: 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-three 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: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, 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 fifteen states — California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, and Washington — and the District of Columbia provide or will 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 November 2022