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Desiree Armas (center) and her parents, Olga and Carlos Armas, left Peru when Desiree was 3 years old. Her immigration status made finding financial aid for college complicated. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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For New Jersey DACA Student, The Road To College Is Bumpier Than Expected

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Waymann Washington, a 59-year-old prisoner at the Richland Correctional Institution in Mansfield, Ohio, was sentenced in 2012 for drug trafficking and is currently earning an associates degree paid for through a federal Pell grant. Dustin Franz for NPR hide caption

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Earning A 2-Year Degree While Serving A 6-Year Sentence

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Every Senior At This Struggling High School Was Accepted To College

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Yale graduate student instructors (from left) Kelly Goodman, Robin Canavan and Gwen Prowse block an intersection in downtown New Haven, Conn., on May 11, to protest what they say is the university's inaction on sexual harassment. Local 33-Unite Here hide caption

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At Yale, Protests Mark A Fight To Recognize Union For Grad Students

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In a recent study from National Center for Education Statistics found even after controlling for academic achievement in high school, black and Latino students attend selective institutions at far lower rates and drop out of college more often. Cesar Okada/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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UCLA students hold crosses, while taking part in a 2006 rally on campus to express their concerns about the lack of racial diversity in the student body. Mel Melcon/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Students stroll around the campus of Spelman College, a historically black college in Atlanta. Chris Shinn/Courtesy of Spelman College hide caption

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The Number Of Hungry And Homeless Students Rises Along With College Costs

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The University of Minnesota's football team had refused to take part in any preparations for their upcoming bowl game, after 10 players were suspended. The school's stadium is seen here in a 2012 file photo. Paul Battaglia/AP hide caption

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Halley Katz (left) is the first person in her family to attend a four-year college. Tyler Lattimore is a first-generation college graduate. Courtesy of Halley Katz and Anh Bao Tran-Le/Courtesy of Tyler Lattimore hide caption

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College Is A 4-Year-Long Balancing Act For First-Generation Students

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