District bill could expand college access for undocumented students

A group of D.C. Council members has introduced legislation that could help make college more affordable for the District’s undocumented high-schoolers.

Spearheaded by council member Christina Henderson (I-At Large), the proposed “DC Advancing College Hopes for Immigrants’ Education and Vocational Enrichment Scholarship” — or DC ACHIEVES — Establishment Act would provide grants to high school graduates who do not have U.S. citizenship. Undocumented students, unlike their peers, are ineligible for federal financial aid and have limited access to state aid programs.

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