Highlands students say immigration status has cost them aid (NM)
Sunday, October 16, 2016
- Organization: The Taos News
"Hali Calzadillas Andujo faces the same challenges as many college students in the U.S. — trying to find enough time to study for classes while working to pay tuition. But as an undocumented immigrant, she also has encountered other difficulties. Her residency status has become a roadblock to obtaining financial aid.
Calzadillas, 22, feels cheated.
“I have a 4.0 GPA,” said the second-year student at New Mexico Highlands University’s Santa Fe campus. “I’m a good student, so I was hoping to get some sort of scholarship.” Instead, she said, no one would process her scholarship application. She pays her $5,000-a-year tuition out of pocket..."