The education of the youth population has a direct impact on the wellbeing of its economy, health, and prosperity. This holds true around the nation; however, roughly 65,000 undocumented immigrants graduate from high school each year, and only 10,000 enroll in college. In addition, even fewer than that graduate, despite the numerous resources available to help these students.
To lift up this population, and all our communities in turn, AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org has curated a series of open-use guides dedicated to fostering undocumented, academic collegiate success. These guides contain a bounty of information for undocumented students on core topics including financial aid, student and constitutional rights, DACA legislation, and more sources of legal support and advocacy.
College Guide Series for Undocumented Students
DACA Repeal Overview – https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/daca-students/
How to Support Undocumented Students – https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/supporting-undocumented-students/
Promoting Student Diversity – https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/student-diversity-multicultural/
Inclusive Community Colleges – https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/most-diverse-inclusive-community-colleges/
ESL Resources – https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/esl-ell-resources-for-teachers-parents-and-students/
Financial Guide for First-Generation Students
DACA recipients often face uncertainty surrounding their educational financing, as well as other economic obstacles their peers don’t experience.
BankRate.com has developed a guide that assists these students in overcoming financial stress by describing strategies to reduce the up-front costs and recurring expenses of attending college. In addition, the guide provides tips to help first-generation students build a strong credit foundation for life after graduation.
Breaking Barriers: How first-generation college students can finance their education – https://www.bankrate.com/credit-cards/financial-guide-for-first-generation-students/