This bill amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to allow undocumented immigrants to collect the higher education benefits that they are eligible for based on state residence. When this legislation was introduced, undocumented immigrants — raised in the U.S., and who had completed high school — who applied for colleges in their states were not only ineligible for federal loans, but also for in-state tuition.
Entered the U.S. before their 16th birthday and have been present in the U.S. for at least five years (as of the enactment of this legislation.)
Are of "good moral character."
Aren't otherwise deportable based on specific requirements covered in the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Have been accepted into an institution of higher education or have earned a high school diploma or an equivalent.
Undocumented immigrants who have satisfied these requirements prior to this legislation’s enactment can apply for conditional permanent resident status.