Tue March 4, 2014
New College Scholarship Fund Raises $25 Million For Undocumented Immigrants
Originally published on Mon March 3, 2014 12:34 pm
Former Washington Post owner Donald Graham and Miami education activist Gaby Pacheco sat down with NPR to talk about a new scholarship program for undocumented immigrants.
Allowing undocumented students access to in-state tuition rates will be a big issue in the legislative session set to begin tomorrow. A court has ruled Florida can not force the U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants to pay out-of-state tuition (Florida uses the parents’ financial information to determine a student’s residency). Sen. Jack Latvala has introduced a bill to expand in-state tuition to all undocumented students.
Graham has raised $25 million for the financial aid program, including money from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Listen to the interview with Graham and Pacheco.