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Undocumented Student Access Navigating the College Pipeline. 2 & 4 YEAR OPTIONS. CAREER/MAJOR. $CHOLAR$HIP$. AFFORDABILITY. “ IT’S NOT A QUESTION OF IF I WILL GO TO SCHOOL, IT’S HOW I WILL MAKE IT A REALITY.” IYJL STUDENT. $CHOLAR$HIP$.

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it s not a question of if i will go to school it s how i will make it a reality iyjl student

2 & 4

YEAR OPTIONS

CAREER/MAJOR

$CHOLAR$HIP$

AFFORDABILITY

“IT’S NOT A QUESTION OF IF I WILL GO TO SCHOOL, IT’S HOW I WILL MAKE IT A REALITY.”IYJL STUDENT
cholar hip
$CHOLAR$HIP$
  • Illinois Latino Caucus Foundation: $2,000 Deadline 10/18/13: http://asoft9140.accrisoft.com/illcf/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&category=illcf_news&refno=9
  • ILLINOIS DREAM FUND: Open-11/1/13. 2yr: $2,000/4yr, $6,000 - 2.5GPA. WWW.ILLINOISDREAMFUND.ORG
  • MALDEF DREAM ACT STUDENT ACTIVIST SCHOLARSHIP: $5,000.http://www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/index.html SPRING 2014.
  • Polish American Scholarship: 12/15/13* Awarded annually to the institution of their choice. http://www.polish.org/programs-and-services/education/scholarship
  • Polish American Congress: Various scholarships across U.S. http://www.pac1944.org/students/scholarships.htm
  • Dream Activist Scholarship Database: http://www.getreadyforcollege.org/pdfGR/ScholarshipsUndocumented.pdf
affordability
Affordability

$3,070

City Colleges of Chicago

HS Senior CC Scholarship

Pre requisites for AA/AS

Explore career options

Increase GPA - PTK

Transfer Scholarships

2 year

Community

College

Public

4 year

$10.458

NEIU

Don’t Ask Policy

Honors College

Private Scholarships

No tuition increase

Student Org Scholarships

  • Know your options and think long term about how you will finance your education. What can you and your family afford?
  • Resources
  • IACAC Undocumented Student College Resource Guide: http://www.iacac.org/undocumented/
  • Questions to ask Colleges/Universities: http://www.iacac.org/undocumented/questions/
  • ICIRR Scholarship Database: http://icirr.org/sites/default/files/Private%20Scholarship%20Guide.pdf

4 year

Private

$38, 512

IIT

Merit Based Aid

Institutional Aid

Presidential Scholarship

Student Org Scholarships

Tuition raise 1%-2%

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Illinois Dream Fund 2012-2013

  • November 1, 2012 hard copy application released
  • February 1, 2013 - 211 applications submitted deadline extended
  • March 1, 2013 Final deadline - 1, 473 applications received
  • June 7, 2013 Recipients notified via phone and non recipients notified via email
  • $100,000 in financial assistance awarded to 35 students at 2/4 yr level
  • 67% Latino
  • 14% Asian
  • 9% Middle Eastern
  • 7% Polish/European
  • 3% African
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COLLEGE ACCESS 2YR V. 4YR

  • 3) Tuition-related Policies
  • What do you require to show proof of residency?
  • What type of tax documents are needed to create an award packet?
  • How does your institution determine need? Is there an appeal process?
  • What do you require to create a tuition payment plan? Are institutional loans available?
  • 4) Financial Aid Policies
  • NO UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT SHOULD COMPLETE A FAFSA.
  • What kind of institutional aid is available?
  • Are there any policies in writinganywhere, such as in your Foundation’s bylaws, which forbid undocumented students from earning scholarships? Private scholarships?
  • How will undocumented students know they can apply for institutional aid?
  • Can you award tuition waivers to
  • student workers?
  • 1) Staff & Faculty Competencies
  • What is the level of awareness on these issues among administration, faculty, staff?
  • Are employees trained on these issues?
  • Who on campus directly works with these students?
  • Is there a support network for undocumented students?(Undocumented Student Liaison)
  • 2) Admissions & Recruitment Practices
  • How do you reach out to these students before enrollment? How do you promote your resources?
  • How do you promote your transfer articulation agreements between 2yr/4yr partners?
  • Does your admission application require a SSN?
  • Does an Affidavit have to be completed in order for a students application to be reviewed?
  • Do students file applications on-line or on paper?

Luis Roberto Caballero

Specialist, Student Recruitment & Outreach

Oakton Community College

illinois dream fund 2014
Illinois Dream Fund 2014
  • GPA for high school seniors and undergraduates – 2.5
  • Checking status – pathway to residency/DACA.
  • College Options – 2yr/4yr * Private/Public. Scholarships will not be awarded to proprietary schools.
  • 2 essays: Personal statement and special circumstance.
  • 2 Letters of recommendation (non family member).
  • ON-LINE Application opens on November 1, 2013. Deadline March 1, 2014.
  • Dream Fund Ambassadors – outreach to high school and institutions of higher education on resources.
  • Dreamer Access Panel – Allies and Dreamers sharing resources to connect students, parents and educators to higher education.
  • Heartland Alliance – National Immigrant Justice Center – DACA review.
  • Undocumented Student College Fair – March 2014.
illinois dream act governor quinn
Illinois Dream Act Governor Quinn
  • Admissions
  • Application process
  • Supplement paperwork
  • Point of contact – Undocumented Student Liaison
  • Tuition
  • In state tuition
  • Payment plan options
  • Institutional waivers
  • Financial Aid
  • Award packages
  • Scholarship opportunities within the institution
  • Additional aid (institutional loans)

As stated in the appendix of the legislation of the Illinois Dream Act: Within the P-20 educational pipeline mandatory professional development on working with undocumented immigrants and families in Illinois. Institutional best practices in admissions, financial aid and tuition procedures, are to be made public knowledge to prospective applicants.

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www.iacac.org

www.chooseyourfuture.org

http://www.e4fc.org/

College Advising Guide for Undocumented Students

Tool kit and Resources for

Undocumented Students and Allies

Scholars Program * Outreach Programs * Educational Materials

http://icirr.org/

www.iyjl.org

http://www.illinoisbic.biz/

Making the business argument for immigration reform

In partnership with member organizations the Coalition, works with immigrant & refugee communities to assert their rights; promotes citizenship and civic participation; and advocates on immigrant-related issues.

Led by undocumented organizers working towards full recognition of the rights and contributions of all immigrants.

http://www.nasfaa.org/

www.immigrantjustice.org/

*Undocumented Student Policies by State

*State Financial Aid Programs

*Advocacy, Policy & Research

*Counseling Resources

Provides direct legal services to and advocates for immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

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http://lacasastudenthousing.org/

Maria Bucio

Director - La Casa

mbucio@resurrectionproject.org

www.iit.edu

Tanya Cabrera

Associate Director of Minority Outreach & Undocumented Student Initiatives

tcabrera@iit.edu

312-919-9411

Maria Luna Duarte, M.A.Interim Director of El Centrom-duarte@neiu.edu773-442-4084