College Board creates guide to help undocumented students
In most other states, undocumented students must pay much-higher out-of-state tuition to attend college, and certain key sources of financial aid, such as federal Pell Grants, are off-limits. Proposed federal legislation – known as the DREAM Act – that would offer in-state tuition and other benefits to these students has been stalled in Congress for years.
The College Board, meanwhile, has been a staunch supporter of the DREAM Act. Though the College Board can’t compel Congress to do anything legislatively, the organization on Thursday released a resource guide for undocumented students that it hopes will help them navigate the confusing array of state laws and institutional rules that are now in place.
“We see this as a first step,” said James Montoya, vice president of relationship development at the College Board, which is hosting a three-day conference in Miami this week to focus on issues and obstacles facing Latino students.
The resource guide for undocumented students, Montoya said, will serve as a “living document” that will be continuously updated and improved going forward.
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