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).
E4FC (Educators for Fair Consideration)
Resources and information for undocumented students.
MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense Fund)
A YouTube series with advice and encouragement for undocumented students.
Latino Community Credit Union
Latino Community Credit Union offers loans that undocumented immigrants can apply for to cover the cost of their DACA application.
Self-Help Federal Credit Union
Self-Help Federal Credit Union offers loans that undocumented immigrants can apply for to cover the cost of their DACA application and loans to help cover the cost of citizenship application process.
College Greenlight has great resources. We recommend that you create a login to access it.
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.
La Unidad Latina Foundation
La Unidad Latina Foundation scholarship for undocumented college and graduate students enrolled in 4-year colleges and universities.
A youth advice column for undocumented students.