Freedom University was founded in 2011 as a modern-day freedom school for undocumented students, after the Georgia Board of Regents enacted Policy 4.1.6. and Policy 4.3.4, preventing undocumented students from attending Georgia’s top public universities and receiving in-state tuition (University System of Georgia 2018).

Based in an undisclosed location in Atlanta, Freedom University provides free college-level classes, college application and scholarship assistance, and movement leadership training.