I recommend checking out the recorded slides and audio from a free webinar hosted by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) last week. They shared helpful information about current state policies regarding in-state tuition and the president of the Dream.US scholarship discussed interesting information about their scholarships. Dream.US is the largest provider of scholarships for youth with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This webinar would be helpful for students who are seeking two year or four year college degrees.
To see the webinar’s slides and listen to the audio, please go to this link: “Variations in In-State Tuition, Financial Aid, and Scholarship Policies for Unauthorized Youth”
This chart about state policies from the webinar is particularly helpful: “State Policies on College Enrollment, In-State Tuition, and Financial Aid for Unauthorized Immigrants, Top 15 States of Residence of DACA-Eligible Youth (updated October 2015)”
Speakers of the webinar include:
Senior Staff Attorney, National Immigration Law Center
Director, Office of Latino Outreach and Services, Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Associate Policy Analyst, MPI
Director, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, MPI
Rachel is currently pursuing a PhD in Social Sciences and Comparative Education at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. She has worked closely with undocumented youth activists in several states, the Bhutanese refugee community and LGBT community in Oakland, California. Rachel taught in two public high schools in Okinawa, Japan for two years and has worked in the community college and higher education sector for Bunker Hill Community College, MassBay Community College, Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, Achieving the Dream, and Jobs for the Future. She received her Masters in Higher Education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and her Bachelors in Philosophy from the University of Chicago.
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