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Under Texas law, it is possible for undocumented students to obtain financial aid to help them attend college. Here’s what you (and they) need to know.
Noriega Bill (HB 1403, SB 1528)
The Texas state legislature has extended eligibility for state student financial aid programs to certain noncitizens. This legislation is known as HB 1403, SB 1528 or the “Noriega Bill.”
To receive assistance from state aid programs, the student must:
Note: The identification cards issued by the Mexican government known as “Matrícula Consular” can be used as a valid ID to apply for admissions. Future students of Mexican origin who don’t have a Social Security card can get a “Matrícula Consular” at their closest Mexican consulate.
You can also view Noriega bill information in Spanish