Undocumented Student Resources

Resources For Counselors


The following links provide counselors with helpful information related to college access for undocumented students:

The College Board offers a quick overview of obstacles and possibilities for undocumented students in U.S. higher education. Counselors should click here to learn more about how to advise undocumented students.

The National Conference of State Legislatures provides one of the most up-t0-date websites for background information on state tuition policies for undocumented students. Click here to learn more about these policies.

Resources For Students


The following links provide students with useful information that may be able to help them gain access to college:

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offers students the opportunity to apply for DACA, and many colleges require DACA in order to offer in-state tuition and additional financial aid. Click here to learn more about DACA and to access the federal application.

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) – This organization seeks to empower undocumented students to pursue postsecondary education, career, and citizenship in the United States. E4FC offers scholarships and grants, legal services, and leadership and career development. Click this link to learn more about E4FC.

Scholarships


Listed below are several reputable scholarship websites that offer financial assistance for undocumented students:

Golden Door Scholars – Golden Door Scholars provides scholarships for DACA students and scholarships for undocumented students. Students may be high school seniors or recent graduates.
Preference will be given to high school graduates from states that require undocumented students to pay out-of-state tuition.

TheDream.US – TheDream.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers who, without financial aid, cannot afford a college education that will enable them to participate in the American workforce. The scholarships will help cover your tuition and fees for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of our Partner Colleges. Note: You must be accepted to and eligible for in-state tuition (if applicable) at one of the Partner Colleges in order to receive the Scholarship.

This scholarship is available to high school seniors or high school graduates with demonstrated financial need who are first time college students and seek to earn a career-ready associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of our Partner Colleges. Students who are currently enrolled in college are not eligible. Scholars are selected from a nationwide pool of applicants.

DACA Scholars iPhone App – DACA Scholars is the connection between undocumented college students and scholarship opportunities, with a complete list of:

1. Scholarships
2. Immigration news
3. Videos
4. Push notifications
5. Tips on applying for scholarships
6. Bilingual information and much more!

You will receive notification when scholarships open and reminders before their deadline, as well as immigration news. Our mission is to be the bridge between our undocumented community and higher education.

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