Children of Nonresident Immigrants to Get Access to Aid for D.C. College Tuition

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Media Outlet: Washington Post

Jannell Ross reports for the Washington Post on children of nonresident immigrants gaining access to city-sponsored assistance in paying college tuition:

The 18-year-old D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) program, designed to boost college attendance by giving D.C. residents up to $10,000 a year to attend public schools outside of the city, previously required a student’s parents to have legal residency to access the funds. The lawsuit argued that the rule discriminated against U.S. citizens who would otherwise be eligible for the program’s help, contravening DCTAG’s main goal.


Janell Ross was a Class of 2016 & 2017 New America Fellow, writing a book about the racial wealth gap and the truths about its real origins laid bare by the Great Recession. She is a political reporter for the Washington Post.