Appealing for In-State Tuition

On April 29, 2014, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced that students who have received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) qualify for in-state tuition. To demonstrate their eligibility for in-state tuition, DACA students must:

  • Must be in an approved DACA status for at least one year;
  • Must be accepted by a Virginia college or university;
  • Must not have had an educational reason for moving to Virginia; and
  • Must have a present, fixed and indefinite domicile in Virginia in accord with the statutory factors for in-state tuition.

For more information on the appeals process, click on the following link: general legal information regarding In-State tuition requirements for DACA students, click here to view a presentation conducted by Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg, attorney with the Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Program.

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Meet Our Student Support Coordinator

Paula Alderete is George Mason University's Student Support Coordinator at ODIME. Paula is more than happy to help students with any questions they may have about paying college tuition or getting support from the community.

Please contact Paula A. through e-mail at odime@gmu.eduas well as with the text “Attn: Paula A.” in the subject line.