BestColleges.com Increases College Access for Hispanic Students with Bilingual Resources

At BestColleges, we believe every student should have the resources to help them reach their educational goals, regardless of race, age, gender, orientation, or creed, and Spanish speaking or undocumented students are no exception to this.

BestColleges.com, a leading provider of independent college rankings and higher education research and trend reports, today announced a new collection of college prep resources for Spanish speaking students and their families.

More than 3.7 million K-12 English Language Learners speak Spanish at home, according to a 2014-2015 NCES report, representing almost 10 percent of all public K-12 students. “For students whose first language is not English, they deserve the right to choose which language they use while navigating the complicated college planning process. Many of these students have families at home who predominantly speak Spanish. We hope that these guides provide parents with an opportunity to support their children through this transitional time, rather than feeling cut off by language,” said Stephanie Snider, General Manager of BestColleges.com.

BestColleges.com updated and translated their two most popular college planning resources, the College Planning Guide for Parents and Students and the Financial Aid Overview. Each guide is offered in both English and Spanish to allow bilingual students and their parents the option to utilize these resources in whichever language they feel most comfortable.

They also translated two of their resources for Hispanic students: Scholarships for Hispanic Students and the College Guide for Undocumented Students. The Undocumented Students Guide also saw the addition of an exclusive interview with a recent undocumented college graduate, who shares his experience and advice for future students.

“In this uncertain time it is more important than ever to support and highlight marginalized voices. At BestColleges, we believe every student should have the resources to help them reach their educational goals, regardless of race, age, gender, orientation, or creed, and Spanish speaking or undocumented students are no exception to this,” added Snider.

Continue reading below for highlights from all four Spanish language resources:

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