Virginia Passes A Law Allowing Undocumented Students to Qualify for In-State Financial Aid
On Monday, a new law in Virginia took effect. This law allows undocumented students to apply for and qualify for in-state financial aid. Students with various immigration statuses will be allowed to participate .
The majority of applicants have applied to colleges in Northern Virginia, according to Lee Andes, associate director for financial aid at the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
“Somewhere around two-thirds of [836 people] I would expect will receive some sort of a state award this fall,” said Andes.
This new law will allow several undocumented students to receive the financial aid they desperately need to further their education. Undocumented students, several of whom are first generation college students, will finally receive the assistance they need for higher education.