Earlier this month the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education, a division of the UCLA Institute for Research and Labor and Employment, and the National Labor College announced their new educational partnership program—National Dream University. National Dream University was created with the goal of inspiring undocumented students to break into the higher education world.
The program, six online course credits transferable to any university that will accept the credits, will cost the thirty-five accepted students $2490, as opposed to standard UCLA in-state tuition of $12,686. Several of the classes will be staffed by UCLA professors, while others will be taught by notable liberal activists such as Reverend James Lawson and Tom Hayden. While currently only a one-year program is available, Project Coordinator Alma Castrejon hopes that they will be able to offer Associate’s or Bachelor’s degrees in the near future.