Financial aid can be tricky for students who are undocumented. If you are undocumented, you usually cannot apply for the FAFSA but you can apply for the CSS profile. Refer to the links below for helpful resources on schools to select, guides for applying to college, and scholarships for students who are undocumented. What makes it even trickier is that each state has different rules on what undocumented students are eligible for, and laws and policies change every year, making it difficult to find information that is truly up-to-date. If you are undocumented, we recommend you meet with your school counselor as they are likely to have the most up-to-date information. If you don’t feel comfortable disclosing your status to your counselor, you can talk to your Yleana mentor or contact us.
- This guide has a lot of information about different aspects of the college application process for undocumented students
- This tool tells you what is open to undocumented students in each state
- This list is schools that have some kind of policy on citizenship status (This list is from 2017, so check if the policy still applies!)
- You will notice that many schools will have undocumented students apply as international students. There are a handful of schools that, as their official policy, require you to disclose your citizenship status.
- This list contains a list of states that will charge in-state tuition for undocumented students
- This is a comprehensive guide for undocumented students applying for college
- This is a google search with EVEN MORE resources
- Thedream.us is dedicated specifically to DREAMers. They have multiple large scholarships you can apply to, but you need to have DACA, TPS, or meet their eligibility criteria in order to apply
- Golden Door Scholarship: scholarship for students who are undocumented, including those without DACA. Can apply before starting college OR if you are already in college