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With the onset of another school year, students, families and administrators are bracing for another round of SAT scores, graduation preparation and, often, exorbitant levels of student debt. But lost among these overwhelming figures lies an oft-forgotten statistic: Each year, 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools, but few of these students can even dream of higher education.
Federal law bars undocumented students from accessing federal student financial aid. On the state level, aid also remains unattainable and in-state public colleges require undocumented students to pay out-of-state tuition, grounding the educational ambitions of a vast and crucial segment of the population.
The 2016 election brought discussion of immigration and the rights of undocumented people to the forefront
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