How Do I Advise My Undocumented Students Now?

Monday, June 25, 2018: 9:45 AM-10:45 AM
Room 17AB (Austin Convention Center)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Training
Subcategories: Leadership/Manager's Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
Serving the needs of undocumented students in the aid office can be a challenge for even seasoned financial aid administrators. With mixed and vague messages coming out of various federal agencies and the Administration, many have wondered about the current and future prospects of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Should students continue to apply for and renew with the DACA program? What about parents? What about undocumented students who do not meet the criteria to qualify for DACA? This session will provide a legal perspective on this complex subject, along with best practices for helping undocumented students overcome barriers.
Beth Maglione (NASFAA)
Angela D. Adams (Adams Immigration Law LLC)