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There is no federal law that prohibits you from applying to or attending either public or private US colleges. However, each college can set its own rules, and some states have placed restrictions on undocumented students from attending in-state postsecondary institutions. Some schools such as Stanford, Dartmouth, Duke, and the University of Chicago, Rutgers, UCLA, and Texas Tech seek out, and encourage undocumented students to apply.
With regards ***** ***** some states, though, have passed laws that enable undocumented students to pay in-state tuition if they meet certain conditions. There are Currently, 16 states that allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition provided they meet certain requirements: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Hawaii, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, and Washington.
Currently, California, Minnesota, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington allow undocumented students to receive state financial aid.
It is best to seek out colleges in states such as listed above that allow and encourage undocumented immigrants to apply, assist financially, and attend. Always research the school and their policies on admission, financial aid and in school assistance before applying and sending in the application fee.
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