Cash for College: UC Davis dreamer believes higher education is for everyone


>>IRVIS OROZCO GREW UP IN SACRAMENTO, HAD STRAIGHT A’S, GOT ACCEPTED IN SOME OF THE NATION’S TOP UNIVERSITIES, BUT AS AN UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT HE , SAYS THE SCHOLARSHIPS HE RECEIVED WERE TAKEN AWAY.>>IT’S A REALLY BIG STRUGGLE NOT TO BE ABLE TO HAVE FINANCIAL AID, IT’S MAYBE ONE OF THE WORST FEELINGS THAT YOU COULD HAVE.>>HE ENDED UP GOING TO U.C. DAVIS AND HAD TO WORK LONG HOURS TO MAKE ENDS MEET.>>WHILE I WAS GOING TO SCHOOL AT UC DAVIS I WAS WORKED IN THE FIELDS, SUMMERS TO PAY FOR SOME OF MY TUITION AND IT WAS REALLY TOUGH GOING TO SCHOOL.>>OROZCO TURNED INTO AN IMMIGRATION ADVOCATE AND HELP PUSH IMMIGRATION REFORM AT THE STATE CAPITOL AND ON CAPITOL HILL.>>IT TOOK US FIVE TO SIX YEARS OF ORGANIZING FOR THE CA DREAM ACT.>>DURING HIS LAST YEAR IN COLLEGE THE CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT BECAME A REALITY AND HE QUALIFIED TO RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID.>>IT MADE A WORLD OF A DIFFERENCE BECAUSE IT COVERED A LARGE PORTION OF MY TUITION, IT ALSO COVERED FOR MY BOOKS, RENT. AND A FEW OTHER THINGS THAT I HAD TO PURCHASE.>>HE WANTS YOUNG PEOPLE IN HIS SAME SITUATION TO KNOW THAT THEIR COLLEGE DREAMS CAN COME TRUE IF THEY APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID.>>APPLY FOR EVERYTHING, APPLY FOR THE GRANTS, APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIPS.>>EDUCATION ADVOCATES SAY IT’S STILL A CHALLENGE LETTING STUDENTS KNOW THAT HELP IS AVAILABLE. IT’S JUST BEEN SINCE 2013, THAT UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS HAVE QUALIFIED FOR FINANCIAL AID.>>THERE WAS NO WHERE TO GO , PEOPLE WERE EVEN SCARED TO ASK QUESTIONS.>>AT U.C. DAVIS THIS NEW UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT CENTER ON CAMPUS HAS HELPED IRVIS AND HUNDREDS OF OTHER STUDENTS LIKE HIM.>>I WANT TO REALLY THANK YOU SO MUCH, MUCHAS GRACIAS, TE DOY UN ABRAZO.>>NOW A COLLEGE GRADUATE, IRVIS HAS HIS EYES SET ON LAW SCHOOL.>>I KNOW THAT IT IS DOABLE. IT’S GOING TO BE REALLY HARD TO GO THROUGH IT. BUT EVENTUALLY YOU WILL SEE THAT YOU CAN BECOME A SUCCESSFUL PERSON.>>AT U.C. DAVIS, LETICIA ORDAZ, KCRA 3 NEWS. KATHY: TO QUALIFY FOR CASH FOR COLLEGE, YOU MUST SUBMIT THE FAFSA BY MARCH 2. THE FAFSA FORM CAN BE INTIMIDATING, THAT’S WHY KCRA 3 AND THE STUDENT AID COMMISSION WILL HELP WITH A CASH FOR COLLEGE CALL-IN. ON EXPERTS WILL BE ANSWERING TUESDAY YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT CAL-GRANTS AND OTHER FINANCIAL

One Reply to “Cash for College: UC Davis dreamer believes higher education is for everyone”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *