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College Resources and Information for Undocumented Students

College is possible for undocumented students! However, there are additional considerations for these students when it comes to college. The best advice is to stay current on immigration policies and practices, maintain high grades and active extracurricular involvement, and research the colleges and universities of your choice to learn about their financial aid options for undocumented or international students. The following resources provide additional information on this topic.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: This government website provides the most updated information on federal policies for undocumented individuals, including DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). http://www.uscis.gov/

E4FC (Educators for Fair Consideration): Resources and information for undocumented students. www.e4fc.org

MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense Fund): Scholarship list: http://www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/index.html

College Board: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-undocumented-students

UndocU: A YouTube series with advice and encouragement for undocumented students. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL15T301hC7MMfWTzHHK8edNBCHSid6Y_3

Latino Community Credit Union offers loans that undocumented immigrants can apply for to cover the cost of their DACA application: http://latinoccu.org/Dreamer/

Self-­-Help Federal Credit Union offers loans that undocumented immigrants can apply for to cover the cost of their DACA application: https://www.self-helpfcu.org/second-federal/loans/dreamer-loans and loans to help cover the cost of citizenship application process: https://www.self-helpfcu.org/communitytrust/loans/citizenship-loan

College Greenlight has great resources. We recommend that you create a login to access it. https://www.collegegreenlight.com

The Dream Scholarship: A national scholarship fund for DACA-­-eligible students. You must be eligible for in-­- state tuition at one of the partner colleges OR apply to one of the private institutions. For NC residents, you should apply to one of the private institutions because there are no NC partner colleges http://www.thedream.us/

La Unidad Latina Foundation scholarship for undocumented college and graduate students enrolled in 4-year colleges and universities: https://www.lulf.org/

@Ask Angy, a youth advice column for undocumented students, https://twitter.com/AskAngy

Click here for general resources, including scholarships, for undocumented students from College Board