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How to study in USA if I'm illegal?

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I came in U.S from Europe about 8 months ago like a visitor with ESTA and did not come back home after 3 months. I would like to ask can I study over here?
What are education conditions in U.S for illegal immigrants from Europe?

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Your tentative educational prospects being an undocumented alien in the U.S. are not great.
To be honest with you, you are not eligible for any federal college or university aid or scholarships as U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents would be.
There are some city colleges that may offer some inexpensive classes locally. I believe that the State of California has some excellent provisions for its residents. You may be undocumented alien and yet, still be a resident of California.
For further assistance on your options please contact admission and student aid offices of the colleges you are interested in.

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The conditions for you are bad, very bad. Go home before you accrue 180 days of unlawful status after your 90 ESTA expired. Apply for a student visa at the US Consul in your home country.
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I agree with my colleagues.

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But in California everything is a little bit easier with illegals that want to get education, isn't it?

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