Undocumented students face unique challenges in accessing and paying for higher education. In Oregon, undocumented students are now eligible for in-state tuition at public universities (tuition equity) and state financial aid to help pay for college including the Oregon Opportunity Grant and the Oregon Promise community college tuition grant.
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Helpful resources for educators, students and families include:
- Undocumented Students in Oregon, Oregon GEAR UP: A printable brochure with general information for students, parents and educators. Available in English and Spanish.
- Information for Undocumented Students in Oregon, Oregon Goes To College: FAQ and eligibility information for tuition equity and state financial aid programs in Oregon. Available in English and Spanish.
- Accessing College as an Undocumented Student in Oregon, ECMC: A printable handout with basic information for students.
- Supporting Undocumented Youth, U.S. Department of Education: information for educators and school staff debunking misconceptions by clarifying the legal rights of undocumented students as well as sharing helpful information about financial aid options open to undocumented students
- Frequently Asked Questions About DACA, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) gives eligible youth an exemption from deportation
- Scholarship Lists, Educators For Fair Consideration: A list of scholarships that don't require proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency