Hampshire College Establishes a Scholarship Fund for Students in the US Illegally
"Hampshire College, a private liberal arts college in Amherst, has created a financial aid endowment specifically for students who are in the country illegally, an unusually targeted response to the divisive issue of whether undocumented immigrants should receive college assistance," the Boston Globe reports. "Undocumented students in Massachusetts are not eligible for state financial aid and must pay out-of-state rates for tuition at public colleges. While undocumented students with the means are often able to attend college, some schools require verification of citizenship. A survey by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators found that about 10 percent of private colleges, and nearly one-third of religiously affiliated schools, do not admit students without legal status."
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