States have different policies regarding admissions and enrollment for undocumented students in public post-secondary institutions, and many private colleges and universities have their own rules. At least 21 states provide in-state tuition to undocumented students and have been mapped by the National Immigration Law Center (NILC).
Many undocumented students have successfully navigated post-secondary education and have shared their stories. The California State University “Resources for Undocumented Students” provides an excellent example of how to provide access to information and resources for undocumented students.
Colleges and universities across the country have adopted policies and procedures to ensure safety for immigrant students. Some schools have established “Dream Centers” to provide specialized support for undocumented students, and many also have active student support organizations.