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Student ACCESS Bill Campaign Launch

Posted by Admin On November - 10 - 2015

CHICAGO, IL – Currently, undocumented students in Illinois attending public universities are ineligible to compete for scholarships and tuition assistance. The passage of the Student Access to College and Career – Education for Statewide Success (ACCESS) Bill would provide legal authority to 4-year public universities to offer financial aid to every student enrolled at their institution on a competitive basis. If passed, the bill would provide scholarship opportunities for roughly 1,500 university students in Illinois. The legislation is revenue neutral, and has no fiscal impact. Providing access to financial aid will help students complete their degrees, enter the workforce and ensure Illinois secures a return on its investment.

WHAT: Student ACCESS Bill Launch Campaign

WHERE: University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Center East Tower, Room 302

    750 S. Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607

WHEN: November 11th, 2015

TIME: 1:30pm

To further these efforts, The Student Access Bill Campaign is hosting this launch event where community leaders such as University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen, UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis, Chairman Emeritus of Exelon and Co-Chair of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition John Rowe, State Representative Lisa Hernandez and State Senator Iris Martinez will be joining us and publicly stating their support towards this bill.

 
Students from the following universities form part of the collective: University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Northern Illinois University, Northeastern Illinois University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Malcolm X, and Harold Washington. To contact a student representative from any of these institutions please reach the media contact provided above.*
For more information, visit www.studentaccessil.com

 

The Student ACCESS Bill Campaign is led by a collective of university students (undocumented, immigrant and allies) from public and private educational institutions along with ally community organizations from across the state of Illinois. This collective is working towards making higher education more accessible to undocumented students in Illinois.

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