01/01/2011 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Illegal Students Struggle For Higher Education

When Felipe Matos applied to Duke, he was a top-ranked student in Florida's community school system.

He was admitted to the University and a number of other top schools, but as an undocumented student without access to government-based financial aid he was unable to attend. Instead, he attends St. Thomas University in Florida, which he is able to afford with the help of two private merit scholarships.

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