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Undocumented students closer to receiving financial aid

By Claire Hettinger

April 5, 2016


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The 1,500 undocumented students in Illinois are one step closer to receiving financial aid from the University today after the Illinois General Assembly Higher Education Committee voted to present a bill on the Senate floor.The bill requires that undocumented students be allowed to apply for state f...

UI leaders support bill for undocumented students

By Adam Kaz

November 12, 2015


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Chancellor Michael Amiridis, of the University’s Chicago campusJT, spoke in support of undocumented students at a press conference held by the Fearless Undocumented Alliance and the ACCESS Bill Task Force on Wednesday.JTThe Fearless Undocumented Alliance (FUA) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a student org...

Illinois coalition seeks access to undocumented student aid in new bill

Illinois coalition seeks access to undocumented student aid in new bill

By Adam Kaz

November 4, 2015


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For 1,500 undocumented students attending public universities in Illinois, one clause often limits their opportunity to receive financial aid: legal residency in the U.S.“I know a few [undocumented] students who excelled at their academics in high school, who had really great scores, achieved extrem...