DACA

Dreamers Deferred

Jan 9, 2020
Molly Adams, vis Flickr/Creative Commons

Over the past few years, Tennessee legislators have debated bills that would have allowed undocumented students to receive in-state tuition at Tennessee colleges. Despite bipartisan support, those bills have been narrowly defeated each time, leaving the over 8,000 DACA recipients in the state with nearly insurmountable financial barriers to higher education. Tennessee DACA recipients don’t qualify for in-state tuition, the Hope Scholarship, Tennessee Promise, state or federal financial aid, grants, or even federal student loans.