This op-ed advocates for Connecticut to enact legislation that would grant state financial aid to undocumented students. Connecticut is one of only 18 states that grants in-state resident tuition to certain undocumented students. However, the state does not permit its undocumented students to receive state financial aid. This piece argues that Connecticut’s inaction has likely prevented many undocumented students from enrolling in or completing postsecondary education. Further, K-12 education is guaranteed to all students, including those that are undocumented. Thus, it is a moral imperative that Connecticut extend similar educational rights for undocumented students into higher education in the form of state aid.
Nienhusser, H. K. (2014, June 3). Open college aid to undocumented students. Hartford Courant.