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What undocumented students should know about going to college. Tom Nerini Oliver Anderson Western Washington University. History. 1954 - Brown v Board of Education 1925 - Romo v Laird 1946 - Mendez v Westminster School. Education for undocumented students. 1982 -Plyler v Doe

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what undocumented students should know about going to college

What undocumented students should know about going to college.

Tom Nerini

Oliver Anderson

Western Washington University

history
History
  • 1954 - Brown v Board of Education
  • 1925 - Romo v Laird
  • 1946 - Mendez v Westminster School
education for undocumented students
Education for undocumented students
  • 1982 -Plyler v Doe
    • “These students can neither affect their parents’ conduct nor their own undocumented status. Public education has a pivotal role in sustaining our political and cultural heritage” Supreme Court
  • 1986 - Leticia A. v UC Regents & CSU Board of Trustees
  • 1991 - Bradford v UC Regents
  • 1996 - IIRIRA -Illegal Immigration Reform & Immigrant Responsibility Act
iirira section 505
IIRIRA - Section 505
  • 1996 - IIRIRA Section 505

(a) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an alien who is not lawfully present in the United States shall not be eligible on the basis of residence within a State (or a political subdivision) for any postsecondary education benefit unless a citizen or national of the United States is eligible for such a benefit (in no less an amount, duration, and scope) without regard to whether the citizen or national is such a resident (IIRIRA, 505, 1996).

instate tuition
Instate Tuition
  • 2001 – Texas HB 1403; California AB 540
  • 2003 Washington HB 1079
  • Others:
    • Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Utah
hb 1079
HB 1079
  • What does it do?
    • Instate tuition
  • What does it NOT do?
    • Change immigration status
    • Provide Federal FA
    • Provide State Need Grants
issues concerns
Issues & concerns
  • Getting in to college
  • Paying for college
  • Once you’re in college
  • ICE
getting into college
Getting into college
  • Attend Washington high school 3 years
  • Graduate from a Washington HS
  • Sign an affidavit
  • Get good grades
  • Take SAT/ACT
  • Apply for admission
cost of college
Cost of college
    • Tuition & Fees
    • Books
    • Room - board (food)
    • Misc
  • $15,000 - $17,000 per year
  • Total = $60,000 - $68,000
  • $350 per credit
paying for college
Paying for college
  • AP classes
  • Running start classes
  • Community college
  • Private/community scholarships
  • Institutional scholarships
  • FAFSA
scholarships
Scholarships
  • Scholarship Search Engines
  • These sites have in-depth scholarship searches as well as a variety of general scholarship information.
  • Sallie Maehttp://scholarships.salliemae.com
  • BrokeScholarhttp://scholarships.brokescholar.com
  • CollegeScholarshipshttp://collegescholarships.com
  • FastAidhttp://www.fastaid.com/
  • Fund Finder http://www.collegeboard.com/
  • Pacific Northwest Scholarship Guidehttp://fp2.adhost.com/collegeplan/scholarship/
  • Princeton Reviewhttp://www.princetonreview.com/
scholarships con t
Scholarships Con’t
  • Scholarships.comhttp://www.scholarships.com/index.html
  • The Scholarship Pagehttp://www.scholarship-page.com FASTWEBhttp://www.fastweb.com/
  • Scholarship Resource Network Expresshttp://www.srnexpress.com GoCollegehttp://www.gocollege.comMach 25http://www.collegenet.com/mach25
  • Super Collegehttp://www.supercollege.com
once you re in college
Once you’re in college
  • Find someone you can trust & who understands your situation
  • Think about your major
  • Maximize opportunities
  • Focus!!!
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ICE
  • What to do?
  • Have someone contact your key person
  • Incomplete/withdraw from classes