2017 School Financial Aid Policies Towards Undocumented Students


Happy New Year. We are living in the wild west of policies for undocumented students, as our incoming president may undo federal support. We hope that the 20 states that allow in-state tuition, continue, and that colleges continue to support undocumented students. We also hope that the many colleges that award in-state and domestic tuition and scholarships to undocumented students keep doing so even if or when DACA is eliminated.

Thanks to NCSL ( http://www.ncsl.org/research/immigration/tuition-benefits-for-immigrants.aspx)for these stats.

“Currently, 20 states offer in-state tuition to unauthorized immigrant students, 16 by state legislative action and four by state university systems. Sixteen state legislatures—California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington—enacted laws to allow in-state tuition benefits for certain unauthorized immigrant students. These laws typically require attendance and graduation at state high schools, acceptance at a state college or university, and promising to apply for legal status as soon as eligible. At least four state university systems—the University of Hawaii Board of Regents, University of Michigan Board of Regents, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and Rhode Island’s Board of Governors for Higher Education—established policies to offer in-state tuition rates to unauthorized immigrant students.

In 2014, Tennessee and Florida enacted legislation that extends in-state tuition to U.S. citizen students who are dependents of unauthorized immigrants. In 2015, Connecticut reduced the number of high school years an unauthorized student must attend in the state from four to two. Utah provided an exemption to verification of lawful presence for privately funded scholarships administered by colleges or universities.

Five states—California, New Mexico, Minnesota, Texas and Washington—offer state financial assistance to unauthorized students. Several states, including Utah, allow public universities to use private sources of funding to support financial aid to unauthorized immigrant students.

Six states—Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri and South Carolina—bar unauthorized immigrant students from in-state tuition benefits.”

Finally, many private colleges use private institutional aid to cover financial aid for undocumented students. In spring of 2015, Tufts and Emory joined the ranks of private colleges providing significant aid to dreamers. Many public colleges in CA are doing the same.  http://undoc.universityofcalifornia.edu/financial-aid.html

For the following chart, we went to each college’s website to verify the information. For some, we had to contact the colleges. Many do not publicly post policies for undocumented students, making it hard for them to find out whether the schools are friendly.

New Additions for 2017

Lycoming College© Pennsylvania  Admissions requisites are the same as other students, but we do ask that undocumented student fill out the paper-based FAFSA.  They would apply as domestic students, and simply indicate their country of birth in the citizen part of the application (Common Application or Lycoming College application).  We have a commitment to awarding significant scholarship to students admitted to the college.

Macalester College© Minnesota  Macalester’s long-standing commitment to internationalism and multiculturalism includes a significant financial aid fund for qualified students. The College meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for all admitted students. Admitted undocumented students who are not permitted by law to work in the U.S. would receive additional student loans to replace the amount typically earned through student employment. After you have submitted the Common Application, email admissions@macalester.edu to identify yourself as an undocumented student applying to Macalester. In deciding which applicants will be offered admission, we carefully review each student’s high school record. We look for evidence that the applicant has taken a rigorous curriculum, performed at a very high level, and will contribute to the campus community in other ways. Because our ability to offer admission to undocumented students who need financial assistance is severely limited, competition for space in the class is extremely high.

University of Washington©. Washington, Provides aid if possible. http://www.washington.edu/admissions/undocumented/financial-aid-for-undocumented-students/

Institution State Financial Assistance for Undocumented Students
Amherst College© Massachusetts Admission  If you are an undocumented or DACA student, you should follow the same first-year or transfer application process as any other student.  Amherst is one of the few colleges in the United States following a need-blind admission policy for all candidates, regardless of citizenship or immigration status. So that we may evaluate your application within the most accurate context, we encourage you to share relevant information about your unique circumstances with us.

Financial Aid  Amherst is committed to meeting 100% of the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student, regardless of citizenship or immigration status.  Our financial aid packages for non-U.S. citizens include on-campus employment and institutional grant aid, without loan. In circumstances where students are unable to fulfill work expectations, Amherst may replace the employment contribution with loan.  To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit the College Board PROFILE and federal tax returns or income verification, as requested by our Office of Financial Aid. Please consult the Amherst College Financial Aid website for additional information on applying for financial aid.

Arizona State University Arizona No financial aid provided.
Bard College© New York Bard upholds a mission of inclusion and diversity, and we welcome all students, regardless of citizenship status or national origin to apply to the College. This includes students who are undocumented, and students who hold DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status.

The application process for DACA or undocumented students does not differ from the application process for any student living in the United States. Our admission process is confidential and holistic, and we encourage students to use their application as an opportunity to share their lived experience with the admission committee. For more information, please refer to and utilize the requirements and deadlines for domestic first-year or transfer applicants. If you have any further questions about applying, please contact admission@bard.edu.

While federal financial aid protocols impact undocumented students, DACA or undocumented students may apply for Bard College institutional financial aid using either the CSS Profile or the International Student Application for Financial Aid. Links to both forms and more information about financial aid application deadlines can be found on the financial aid website. Questions regarding financial aid can be directed to finaid@bard.edu.

Bates College© Maine Since its founding in 1855 by Maine abolitionists, Bates College has welcomed students regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, and economic background. Bates’ commitment to affordability and accessibility is a direct extension of the ethical vision that inspired the college’s founders. Having always stood firmly for the ideals of academic rigor, intellectual curiosity, egalitarianism, social justice, and freedom, Bates encourages first-year and transfer applications from all students interested in the college, regardless of citizenship or immigration status.

Admission:

  • The Office of Admission will consider undocumented and DACA students as domestic applicants and their applications will be evaluated accordingly.
  • Undocumented and DACA students will follow the same application process as those of domestic first-year or transfer applicants, and are welcome to share relevant narratives unique to their circumstances.

Financial Aid:

  • As with all students, Bates will meet 100% of demonstrated financial need for those admitted to the college, regardless of citizenship or immigration status. The financial aid package will consist of grant aid and on-campus employment, for those who qualify.
  • To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit the College Board PROFILE and provide federal tax returns or other income verification to Student Financial Services.
  • For more information related to financial aid services and our policy regarding undocumented & DACA applicants, please see here.
Bowdoin College© Maine Bowdoin is a community of diverse backgrounds and experiences. For each entering class, we bring students who respect different views, beliefs, and opinions and who welcome the challenges associated with such diversity. Bowdoin’s commitment to the Common Good and to educating “leaders in all walks of life” are some of the principles that guides our selection process.

Admissions:

Undocumented or DACA students should follow the same application process for all first-year or transfer domestic students. As with all domestic applicants, students will be evaluated within the context of their high school.  In order to accurately assess each applicant, we encourage all students to share any information pertaining to their unique experiences to the selection committee.


Financial Aid:

Bowdoin meets 100% of demonstrated need of all students, regardless of citizenship, and will provide an institutional package compromised of grants, in addition to on-campus employment. As per our financial aid policy, we package no loans as part of the financial aid award. In order to apply for financial aid, we require the following forms:

– CSS Profile

– Parent’s income tax returns

– Non-Tax filer statement if your parents do not file taxes

Parental citizenship status will NOT affect your financial aid eligibility at Bowdoin since aid is determined solely by financial need.

Undocumented students with employment authorization may be able to find on and off-campus employment. The College is committed to supporting and guiding undocumented students through the application process and, upon their matriculation to Bowdoin, providing them with the support and resources they need to excel.

For more information regarding admissions, please email Director of Admissions, Claudia Marroquin (cmarroqu@bowdoin.edu).

Brown University© Rhode Island Beginning with the class entering in fall 2017, if a first-time, first-year student with undocumented or DACA status is admitted to Brown and is determined to have financial need, Brown will award the student with Brown financial aid funds to meet their demonstrated need.  These funds could include University need-based scholarship and campus employment (DACA students only).

If the status of an undocumented or DACA student changes while at Brown, the components of his/her need-based award may change as well.

If an undocumented or DACA student becomes a US citizen or permanent resident while at Brown, he/she will be able to apply for and, if eligible, receive federal financial aid. https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/financial-aid/first-year-applicants

Bryn Mawr College© Massachusetts Bryn Mawr College does not discriminate on the basis of national origin or citizenship in our admissions process. In addition, Bryn Mawr makes admissions decisions from a global perspective and does not separate the pool into “international” and “domestic” for the purposes of making those decisions. While the College has practiced need-sensitive admission for all applicants since 1995, Bryn Mawr also meets full demonstrated financial need for all students who are eligible, including undocumented students. https://www.brynmawr.edu/admissions/first-year-faqs
Carleton College© Minnesota Each year we consider applications from students living in the United States without documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency.  Because of our limited financial resources, we must consider these undocumented students among all international applicants applying for aid.  Undocumented students are eligible for Carleton-based grants and loans.  Students with DACA status are considered among all other legal permanent residents and U.S. citizens.

Applying for Admission

Undocumented students should follow the same admissions application procedures as U.S. citizens and permanent residents who attend high school in the U.S.

Applying for Financial Aid

Undocumented students who need financial assistance must complete just one form:

College Scholarship Service (CSS) Financial Aid PROFILE

Awards would come in the form of grants, scholarships, student loan, and a campus employment opportunity.  Financial aid is applied to academic-year expenses and generally is not available for travel or summer expenses. Scholarship amounts vary and are based on the need of the individual student. It is important to note that if we cannot meet your demonstrated financial need, we will not offer you admission.

Please note, it is the College’s policy to include student employment as part of its need-based financial aid packages. With the passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, every employer in the United States must now check the legal status of all employees (including student employees) hired after November 6, 1986, or face the threat of criminal penalties. For this reason, before a student can be employed by Carleton College and begin working, he or she must complete the I-9 Form and provide the documents that prove identity and eligibility to work in this country. Any student who is not legally permitted to work in the United States will have to decline any student employment offered as part of their need-based financial aid.

Special Note: Undocumented students are not eligible for Federal financial aid and should not complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Colby College© Maine Colby considers applications from all students regardless of citizenship or background. Each year our admissions counselors read thousands of applications to enroll a class of 500 students. Your application is what will set you apart from other applicants. Tell us what interests you. Share your accomplishments and what you’ve learned along the way. Emphasize your dedication to both academic and extracurricular activities. Tell us your story. Don’t let worry about costs keep you from applying. Our financial aid packages meet 100 percent of your demonstrated financial need, making this education available to students from every background.

Check site for detailed requirements.

College of the Holy Cross© Massachusetts Meets all demonstrated need. Check with college about policies for students. http://www.holycross.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid
College of William and Mary Virginia None. Must apply as international students, and no scholarships or loans for these students.

https://www.collegetransitions.com/documented/william-and-mary

Columbia University© New York Columbia’s admission process is need-blind for US citizens, eligible non-citizens and undocumented students who reside in the United States, meaning the Committee on Admissions considers your application for admission regardless of your financial need.

Additionally, Columbia guarantees to meet 100% of demonstrated financial need for all first-year students for all four years.

https://cc-seas.financialaid.columbia.edu/howtoapply

Connecticut University Connecticut Must apply as international students. Few merit-based scholarships. http://www.conncoll.edu/admission/for-college-counselors/ Can’t find the current policies on its website as of January 2, 2017.
Cornell University© New York Fall 2016. Now allows DACA students to apply as domestic applicants. Meets full need for these students.Cornell University meets full demonstrated financial need for all admitted students who are United States citizens or permanent residents.Beginning in Fall 2016, undergraduate students who hold DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) status granted by the federal government will be considered domestic students by Cornell University for purposes of admissions and financial aid, and are eligible for need-blind admissions and need-based financial aid like any U.S. citizen or permanent resident.While federal and state financial aid (including grants, loans, and federal work-study) is not available for DACA students, Cornell University provides institutional financial aid in place of federal/state grants and loans; summer and academic-year work expectations may be included in the financial aid package, and DACA students are expected to obtain federal work authorization as part of their federal DACA status. Undergraduate students with DACA status will be charged non-resident tuition.

Below are the financial aid application requirements if you currently have DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status. If you are an undocumented student residing in the U.S. without DACA status, apply for financial aid as an International Student.

https://finaid.cornell.edu/apply-aid/daca-and-undocumented-applicants

Dartmouth College© New Hampshire Provides financial aid for undocumented students. The university meets full need of students with employment, scholarships and/or loans. Freshmen must complete the CSS Profile and the College Board’s Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC). Transfers must complete CSS Profile, Parent’s U.S. tax return and Student’s tax return. http://admissions.dartmouth.edu/financial-aid/apply-aid/prospective-transfer-students/how-apply-aid/undocumented-students
Davidson College North Carolina Doesn’t publish policies on its websites. But it seems more willing to work with undocumented/DACA students. Davidson College is committed to educational access and social diversity which are essential components for achieving excellence in liberal arts education. The college strives to remove social and financial barriers that may otherwise exclude students from historically underrepresented populations, such as undocumented/DACAmented students. Contact Kortni Campbell, associate dean of Admission and Financial Aid, and/or Abby Jones, director of diversity initiatives, to learn more about the admissions process and financial aid and scholarship options.

https://www.davidson.edu/student-life/multicultural-life/undocumented-and-daca-student-resources

Duke University© North Carolina Beginning with the class entering in the fall of 2017, Duke will meet 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undocumented students (both DACA and undocumented) admitted to the University.  Financial aid packages will include institutional need-based scholarship funds.  DACA students will also be eligible for Duke work study funding for on campus employment.

If a student’s DACA or undocumented status changes while enrolled at Duke, components of the student’s award may also change.

https://financialaid.duke.edu/undergraduate-applicants/common-questions#faq-block_1-11

Dominican University© Illinois Not considered international students, just undocumented students. Need-based financial aid available. Also eligible for scholarships after they apply for admission. http://www.dom.edu/financialaid/about/policies/undocumented-students
Emory University© Georgia DACA Dreamers can apply for merit-based and scholarships. http://www.emory.edu/FINANCIAL_AID/undergraduates/
Fairfield University© Connecticut Full-time day undergraduate international and undocumented students are encouraged to apply for financial aid using the College Board’s CSS Profile. This application should be submitted by the stated deadline. Recipients of the Fairfield Tuition Grant will be notified during the first week of April. Students will be automatically considered for any merit-based scholarships on the basis of their admission application. https://www.fairfield.edu/undergraduate/financial-aid-and-tuition/financial-aid-policies/
Franklin and Marshall College© Pennsylvania Franklin and Marshall considers undocumented students eligible for the same aid as any United States citizen. Starting Fall 2016, Franklin and Marshall has formed a partnership with a private foundation, the Charles and LynnSchusterman Family Foundation, it will offer additional grants to DACA students to pay what federal aid would cover for a citizen. The college’s officials say that will allow them to enroll more of those students.
George Mason University Washington, DC DACA students considered in-state. Need-based financial aid available and several merit-based scholarships for freshmen students. http://admissions.gmu.edu/costs/. Great resource page for Mason Dreamers. http://www.masondreamers.org/for-mason-students.html
Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia In Georgia, undocumented individuals are not permitted to attend large, competitive public universities like the University of Georgia (UGA) or Georgia Tech. They can instead apply to colleges that have spots left after their regular applicant pool has been chosen. And they must pay expensive out-of-state tuition rates in order to attend.
Grinnell College© Iowa Grinnell offers merit aid and also meets 100% of demonstrated need for admitted students. This demonstrated need is determined by Grinnell. https://www.collegetransitions.com/undocumented/grinnell-college
Harvard University© Massachusetts Undocumented students must file as international students. All financial aid and scholarships are based on need. Admission is competitive because everyone qualifies for the financial assistance. Need to file the CSS Profile or a paper submission that requires Financial Statement for Students from Foreign Countries, Parent Income Tax Return or Wage Statement, and if necessary a Business/Farm Supplement, Noncustodial Parent Information or the Estate or Trust Tax Return. https://college.harvard.edu/i-am-undocumented-am-i-still-eligible-financial-aid
Haverford University© Pennsylvania We will now be giving full consideration to undocumented students in our admission process. Previously, we were constrained by our limits for funding students without US Citizenship or Permanent Residency status; but we have opened these up in ways that will allow us to offer admission to undocumented students and to meet 100% of their demonstrated need. https://www.haverford.edu/admission/counselors-and-volunteers
Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana By law must collect citizenship information. Do not qualify for any state aid or in state tuition. http://www.indiana.edu/~cats/kb/D-F/undocumented-students.php
John Carroll University Ohio Only merit aid is awarded. Submit an application for scholarship at the same time that applying for admission. Apply as international students. http://sites.jcu.edu/international/pages/scholarship-and-aid/jcu-scholarships/
Kalamazoo College© Michigan Considered as international students. Eligible for financial assistance and merit-based scholarships. Submit the International Student Financial Aid Application form before applying for admission. Aid does not meet all need. http://www.kzoo.edu/admission/international/faq/
Kenyon College© Ohio Considered international students. Offers financial aid in the form of scholarships, loans and on-campus employment. Does award full rides to some select undocumented students. http://www.kenyon.edu/admissions-aid/how-to-apply/international-students/
Lafayette College© Pennsylvania Considered international students. Meets the full demonstrated financial need of international students. Must complete the CSS Profile. https://admissions.lafayette.edu/apply/international-students/
Lehigh University Pennsylvania Considered international student. Awards financial aid on the basis of demonstrated need. Merit scholarships may also be awarded on a limited basis. No application is necessary for merit scholarships. Complete the CSS Profile or International Student Financial Aid Application and the Certification of Finances. Transfer students are not eligible for need based or merit based financial aid. http://www1.lehigh.edu/admissions/undergrad/intl
Massachusetts Institute of Technology© Massachusetts Considered as international students. Must submit CSS profile and Parents’ Income Tax Return or Wage Statement. Will meet full need-based aid if admitted. http://ask.mitadmissions.org/customer/portal/articles/1558614-undocumented-students
Mount Holyoke College© Massachusetts Considered domestic if they identify. Considered as international applicant if they don’t. Does offer financial assistance for freshmen and transfer students. Must apply for financial assistance at the same time that applies for admission. Submit CSS Profile and Parental Tax Return or Certified Verification of Total Income. https://www.mtholyoke.edu/sfs/undocumented-and-daca-students
New York University © New York New program to provide full aid for undocumented New York Dreamers. Specific requirements. Still may not meet all costs. https://www.nyu.edu/admissions/financial-aid-and-scholarships/undocumented.html
Northwestern University Illinois Starting Fall 2016 will give need based money to undocumented students. School is introducing new approach to financial aid that features no loans for undergraduates and need based money for undocumented students. https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2016/03/northwestern-boosts-financial-aid-for-students/
Oberlin College© Ohio Students are considered domestic students. Meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student through a combination of grants, loans, and money earned through student employment. Must indicate on application for admission that wants to be considered for financial aid. Must complete a CSS profile and Certification of Finances. http://new.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/admissions/first-year-applicant/undocumented-applicants.dot
Princeton University© New Jersey Undocumented or DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Students
Princeton’s admission and financial aid policies are the same for undocumented or DACA students as they are for all other students applying to the University for admission or financial aid.The University’s generous need-based financial aid program applies equally to all applicants. If admitted, undocumented students can be confident that their full financial need, as determined by the financial aid office, will be met.We encourage undocumented students to consult with the Office of Admission and the Office of Financial Aid if they have any questions about our process.https://admission.princeton.edu/applyingforadmission/tips-international-students
Reed College© Oregon Considered international students. Offers financial aid to approximately 20 to 25 students in need-based. Should complete the CSS Profile and IDOC documentation. http://www.reed.edu/apply/guide-to-applying/international/international-guide.html
Ripon College Wisconsin Apply as international student. Eligible for merit-based scholarships. Complete and submit the Certification of Finances and include an official, notarized financial statement to this form. Eligible for an on campus job, which helps to pay for the education. Merit Based Scholarship: up to $15,000 Performance/Recognition Scholarships: up to $5,000 each (4 scholarships available). http://www.ripon.edu/international-faqs/
Rice University Texas Now considered domestic students.Rice has a need-blind admissions policy for domestic students and meets the full demonstrated need of admitted students through a combination of scholarship awards, work study and loans. Domestic students include people who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, undocumented students who have been granted DACA status at the time of admission, and undocumented students who do not have DACA status but are long-term residents in the U.S. and who will have graduated from a U.S. high school by the time of matriculation. – See more at: http://news.rice.edu/2016/08/29/admission-financial-aid-policy-clarified-for-undocumented-students/#sthash.HOA17mlV.dpuf http://news.rice.edu/2016/08/29/admission-financial-aid-policy-clarified-for-undocumented-students/#sthash.HOA17mlV.dpuf 
Swarthmore College Pennsylvania Considered domestic applicants. For undocumented and DACA students, Swarthmore’s admissions process is need blind. We do not take financial need or application for financial aid into account when making an admissions decision. Swarthmore College commits to meeting 100% of admitted students’ demonstrated financial need, and our aid awards do not include a loan. We believe all students should be able to afford a Swarthmore education regardless of socioeconomic status or ability to pay. Undocumented and DACA students will need to complete the College Board/CSS PROFILE as well as submit other required information as requested.  All students who complete the application process will be reviewed and considered for financial aid.  http://www.swarthmore.edu/admissions-aid/swarthmore-college-policy-undocumented-students
Tufts University© Massachusetts Tufts considers all undocumented students living in the U.S. as domestic students applicants who are eligible for domestic need-based financial aid.  Tufts University meets 100% of demonstrated need for all admitted students.  Because undocumented students are not eligible for federal aid, Tufts provides institutional financial aid. http://admissions.tufts.edu/apply/first-year-students/undocumented-students/
University of Chicago© Illinois Full aid available to undocumented students. Must apply as international students. University of Chicago students, prospective students, or school counselors working with prospective students are encouraged to reach out to Tamara Felden, the designated contact for undocumented student issues at the University, at tfelden@uchicago.edu or (773) 702-7752. https://collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu/costs/international-aid
University of Minnesota Minnesota Does not offer financial aid to international students. Does offer a limited number of Global Excellence Scholarships for freshmen and transfers. No separate scholarship application is required. Does offer thousands of on- and off-campus student employment options.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill North Carolina Considered International Student. Will consider the admissions application for any available merit scholarships.
University of Pennsylvania© Pennsylvania Meets all need. Now apply as Undocumented Resident. http://www.sfs.upenn.edu/finaid-checklists/checklists-pro-undocumented.htm
University of Puget Sound Washington Puget Sound welcomes undocumented students to apply for admission and offers institutional financial aid regardless of immigration status. We assist undocumented students in accessing state and other aid for which they are eligible. http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/international-programs/international-students/
University of Rochester© New York Undocumented students, if admitted to the University of Rochester, may accept merit-based scholarships and awards that are not service-based.  Additionally, some students may have secured employment authorization under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and may work during their program as a full-time student. The University’s International Services Office can assist and advise you and help you to take advantage of some of the many resources available to the international population here.  We typically recommend an initial appointment with an ISO advisor upon arrival to discuss your situation and how best to achieve your academic goals at the University of Rochester. http://www.iso.rochester.edu/study/undoc.html
University of Vermont Vermont International scholarships available. http://www.uvm.edu/~stdfinsv/?Page=international_scholars.html&SM=scholarshipmenu.html
Vassar College© New York Undocumented students are accepted and helped the same and on the basis of those that are international students. Complete CSS Profile, Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) and Tax Returns. http://admissions.vassar.edu/apply/answers/#undocumented
Washington University in St. Louis© Missouri Provides financial assistance for freshmen and transfer international students. Assistance is based on achievement, potential, and need. Submit either CSS Profile or Washington University Family Financial Profile for International Applicants: http://admissions.wustl.edu/FinancialAssistance/international/Pages/default.aspx
Wellesley College Massachusetts Wellesley accepts applications from undocumented and DACA students. For financial aid purposes, Wellesley considers undocumented and DACA students as international citizens. Financial assistance is available for a limited number of international citizens, undocumented, and DACA students. Because of the keen competition for these funds, candidates should apply for them only if family resources cannot adequately meet College expenses.

Wellesley is committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated need for all admitted undocumented and DACA students who apply for financial aid during the admission process. Admitted undocumented and DACA students will receive financial assistance in the form of grant aid. Students will not be expected to borrow (via a student loan) as part of their aid packages. If students are ineligible to work in the United States, students will receive grant aid in place of the typical school year work-study expectation.

If you are an undocumented or DACA student and have questions about applying to Wellesley, please feel free to contact the Admission or Student Financial Services Offices directly at admission@wellesley.edu or sfs@wellesley.edu. You may also reach the Admission Office by phone at 781-283-2270 or the Student Financial Services Office by phone at 781-283-3946.

Read more at http://www.wellesley.edu/admission/faq#undocumented#zWH0Ywoqce3YxLdz.99

Wesleyan University Connecticut For class entering in Fall of 2017, Wesleyan will considered them as domestic applicants.Wesleyan meets 100 percent of demonstrated need for all admitted students. Because DACA/undocumented students are ineligible for federal aid, Wesleyan will meet this demonstrated need with institutional financial aid, which may include need-based scholarship, campus employment and small loans. http://www.wesleyan.edu/admission/apply/undocdaca.html
Williams College© Massachusetts

Williams evaluates undocumented students and DACA students in the domestic applicant pool and commits to meeting 100% of demonstrated need for students, as for all domestic students. The information can also be verified on our website: http://admission.williams.edu/apply/undocumented-applicants/ 

Whitman College© Washington Whitman College seeks to establish a vibrant community of individuals who are intellectually talented, have the potential to be leaders in and out of the classroom and are from diverse backgrounds both nationally and internationally. Recognizing that undocumented students make important contributions to the intellectual and social life of the campus, Whitman College admits and enrolls students regardless of citizenship. Whitman College uses non-governmental resources to support the academic efforts of such students who qualify for financial aid. https://www.whitman.edu/about/diversity/undocumented-students
Yale University© Connecticut 100% of demonstrated need will be met. Both freshmen and transfers: Complete Yale Financial Aid Application, CSS Profile, and Parents’ Tax Returns. http://admissions.yale.edu/financial-aid
California Universities Financial Assistance for Undocumented Students. All qualified undocumented students qualify for state grants.
Azusa Pacific University CA Can apply for merit-based scholarships which are based on SAT and GPA. Can receive more than one scholarship, if qualified. http://www.apu.edu/international/enrollment/requirements/
California Institute of Technology CA Need based aid given if admitted. Must apply as international student. Admission is competitive.
Claremont McKenna College CA Considered as international students. Must submit the CSS Profile and the Financial Certification Form. Merit scholarships are awarded to international students and range from $10,000 to full tuition. Submit the college supplement when applying for admission. https://www.claremontmckenna.edu/admission/apply/international.php
Dominican University of California© California Considered AB540 students. Financial assistance is provided, but no full need is met for either freshmen or transfer students. Should submit the AB540 student form when applying for the assistance. Cal Grants Accepted. http://www.dominican.edu/admissions/aid/general-financial-aid-information
Fresno Pacific University© CA Considered as international students. Offers several scholarships: http://experiencefpu.com/financial-aid/scholarships
Harvey Mudd College© CA Considered international students. Can receive Cal Grants. Should apply for need-based financial aid when applying for admission. Will also be considered for some merit-based scholarships at the time of admission. Should submit the CSS Profile, Certification of Finances, and IDOC documents. Transfer students are very unlikely to receive financial assistance. https://www.hmc.edu/admission/afford/international-student-financial-aid/
Loyola Marymount University© CA Not eligible for financial aid. Eligibility for scholarships can be based on academic merit, leadership, and/or talent. 5 AB540 full rides awarded per year. Will consider transfer students. All applicants for admission are automatically considered. Accepts Cal Grants.
Mills College© CA Considered international students. Can qualify for Cal Grants and Institutional Aid. Offers a variety of merit scholarships ranging from $5,000 to full tuition. http://www.mills.edu/student_services/financial_aid/info_undergraduate.php#ab540_eligible
Mount St. Mary’s College CA Considered as international students. Only partial scholarships for freshmen students.
Occidental College© CA Considered international students. Provides 100% of demonstrated need to international or domestic students. Each year Occidental is only able to fully fund 2 to 4 international students. Should apply for aid at the time of admission. Explain any unusual expenses, debt, or special circumstances on the Certification of Finances and complete the International Student Financial Aid Application. Accepts Cal Grants. https://www.oxy.edu/sites/default/files/assets/Admission_Aid/CADreamActInfo.pdf
Pepperdine University CA Considered international students. No need-based aid offered. But some academic scholarships available for both freshmen and transfers.
Pitzer College© CA Offers one renewable scholarship (tuition, fees, room & board) for admitted AB540. Requirements are: not permanent resident or UC citizen and born in Latin American country, attended CA HS for 4 yrs, min. 3.5 GPA, extracurricular and leadership activities, must be nominated by HS counselor. http://tsl.pomona.edu/articles/2012/11/16/news/3360-admission-policies-for-students-with-deferred-action-differ-across-5cs
Pomona College© CA Apply as a regular domestic student. Not considered an international student. Several full rides awarded per year. Submit the CSS Profile, Certification of Finances, and International Student Application of Financial Aid. https://www.pomona.edu/admissions/apply/first-year-applicants/undocumented-dacamented-applicants
Santa Clara University© CA Considered international students. Financial aid is not available. But does offer 15 full ride scholarships for freshmen and transfer students. Very competitive but the most slots available at any California college. Accepts Cal Grants. https://www.scu.edu/financialaid/apply-for-aid/undocumented-students/
Stanford University CA Students are met with full need and should apply as international students. But the financial aid is need-aware. Indicate the need of financial assistance on the admission application. Submit CSS Profile, Certification of Finances, and International Student Financial Aid Application.
Soka University CA Requires all students to study abroad. Unable to offer admission, unless the applicant is willing to apply for permanent residency or exit the U.S. and apply for the appropriate F-1 student visa to re-enter the U.S. http://www.soka.edu/admission_aid/Undergraduate-Admission/Apply%20Now/international_undergrad_admission/international_student_faqs.aspx#anchor12
University of Redlands CA No support provided.
University of Southern California CA Considered international students. No need-based aid or application fee waivers. Accepts Cal Grants.
Whittier College CA  Considered international students http://www.whittier.edu/admission/applying/internation

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Macalester College© MN  Macalester’s long-standing commitment to internationalism and multiculturalism includes a significant financial aid fund for qualified students. The College meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for all admitted students. Admitted undocumented students who are not permitted by law to work in the U.S. would receive additional student loans to replace the amount typically earned through student employment. After you have submitted the Common Application, email admissions@macalester.edu to identify yourself as an undocumented student applying to Macalester. In deciding which applicants will be offered admission, we carefully review each student’s high school record. We look for evidence that the applicant has taken a rigorous curriculum, performed at a very high level, and will contribute to the campus community in other ways. Because our ability to offer admission to undocumented students who need financial assistance is severely limited, competition for space in the class is extremely high.

University of Washington©. Provides aid if possible. http://www.washington.edu/admissions/undocumented/financial-aid-for-undocumented-students/

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