Can I go to college?
Yes, there is no federal law to prevent you from being accepted to a school because of your legal status. However, there is also no law requiring schools to accept you with your current status. Most schools will accept you as they will charge out-of-state tuition thus making more money off of you so getting into school won’t be the hard part, paying for it will be.
Do I qualify for instate tuition?
No, unless you live in the 10 states which provide in-state tuition to children without legal status (Texas, California, Utah, Washington, New York, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, and Nebraska.)
In 2008 Oklahoma passed HB 1804 ending the in-state tuition law it had previously passed.
If I do live in a state with in-state tuition, how do I qualify?
You must meet ALL of the following requirements (please note each state may have additional requirements which you must meet, please see above links for details):
- Attend a school in the state for a certain number of years;
- Graduate from high school in the state; and
- Sign an affidavit stating that they have either applied to legalize their status or will do so as soon as eligible.
Am I eligible for FAFSA, federal funding, financial aid etc.?
No, although you are eligible for private scholarships.
What scholarships am I eligible for?
Please visit this page for a comprehensive list of scholarships available to you.