In this Year of Mercy, how are we providing shelter to the homeless? How are we caring for the immigrants among us? Do our undocumented brothers and sisters feel "a culture of acceptance and solidarity"?
Currently, all public colleges and universities in Connecticut set aside a proportion of tuition revenue to be used as ‘institutional aid’ to assist students with a demonstrated financial need. Undocumented Connecticut students, without immigration status, pay full tuition. They contribute towards this institutional aid, yet Connecticut does not allow undocumented students access to receive institutional aid.
After graduating from our state’s high schools, higher education remains out of reach. It doesn’t have to be this way! Our legislators have the power to change the way institutional aid is given out, so that undocumented students are able to get access to the scholarships their tuition helps fund.
For more information about how to take action and stand in solidarity with the undocumented students, check out the ct4adream.