The Coalition for Tuition Equality:
The Coalition for Tuition Equality (CTE), is a collection of students, faculty, activists, community members, and organizations committed to fair tuition
policies and more equitable access to education for undocumented students.
Our Coalition led a successful effort to reform University policy and establish Tuition Equality (in-state tuition for undocumented Michigan students). The U-M Board of Regents voted to adopt Tuition Equality in its July 2013 meeting. Learn more about the issue of tuition equality.
The mission of the Coalition for Tuition Equality (CTE) is to end the University of Michigan’s systematic discrimination against Michigan students on the basis of undocumented status. Although the University of Michigan has enacted Tuition Equality, there are still significant financial barriers that prevent undocumented students from attending U-M. Undocumented students are not eligible for any state or federal financial aid, and when combined with rising tuition rates, it is nearly impossible for students and their families to afford the cost to attend the university. Our goal is to establish scholarships for undocumented students as well as to convince the University of Michigan to cover the demonstrated financial need of all undocumented enrollees.
Learn about what we’ve done so far!