Undocumented Immigrants Start to Use New Law Offering New Jersey College Financial Aid
Monsy Alvarado, NorthJersey.com
It took Yetzul Salazar a decade after her graduation from high school before she began classes at Passaic County Community College.
Salazar, 30, was raising a son, and concerned about her undocumented status. Then, after two years of part-time courses in child development, Salazar took another break in December—this time because she couldn't afford to pay the spring tuition.
Now, however, she has good reason to believe things will improve in the fall, when New Jersey begins distributing financial aid to undocumented students who qualify to attend college in the state.