This guide is meant to share some helpful information on colleges to consider, but we are sure it does not encompass ALL colleges who might offer assistance! As we learn more, we will update this page for YOU! If you are applying to any of these schools, please connect with your College Success Coach so we can reach out and advocate for you!


California

California Institute of Technology-Pasadena, CA

  • Very competitive admissions, but will provide need-based aid if admitted

Claremont McKenna College-Claremont, CA

  • Considered international students, need-based and merit-based scholarships may range from $10,000 to cost of full tuition. Average award $23,000

Harvey Mudd College-Claremont, CA

  • Considered international students, offers need based aid

Mills College-Oakland, CA

  • Considered international students, offers need based aid up to full cost of tuition

Stanford University-Stanford, CA

  • Considered international students, offers need based aid and may meet full need

Connecticut

Wesleyan University-Middletown, CT

  • Considered international students, offers need based aid to approximately 15 international students

Yale University-New Haven, CT

  • Considered international students, offers need based aid & will cover full cost of attendance

Georgia

Emory University– Atlanta, GA

  • Merit-based scholarships available

Oglethorpe University-Atlanta, GA

  • Oglethorpe University knowingly admits undocumented students
  • Undocumented students are eligible for merit-based and need-based aid. Students will be automatically considered for scholarships, but can also attend the Scholarship Weekend  to compete for full tuition scholarships (must apply & submit profile by November 15th to be considered for the Scholarship Weekend).
  • Undocumented students should contact their admissions counselor for further financial aid questions

Illinois

Dominican University-River Forest, IL

  • Need-based aid available, and scholarships available to apply for after admission

Illinois College-Jacksonville, IL

  • Illinois College knowingly admits undocumented students
  • Undocumented students will be automatically considered for merit-based scholarships, but can also apply for the 1829 Scholarship, which, combined with merit award, will cover 70%-95% of the total costs
  • Undocumented students should contact the Office of Admission to discuss financial aid applications

Illinois Wesleyan University-Bloomington, IL

  • Illinois Wesleyan University knowingly admits undocumented students
  • Undocumented students will be automatically considered for merit-based scholarships, which about 75% of admitted students qualify for. Need-based grants can also be made available with financial information about the student-students should submit a CSS Profile application

Loyola University Chicago-Chicago, IL

  • Loyola University Chicago knowingly admits undocumented students
  • While undocumented students only qualify for merit-based scholarships, there are 5 competitive scholarships specifically for DACA students which will cover the full cost of attendance. Finalists will be required to attend an on campus interview

University of Chicago-Chicago, IL

  • Considered international students, offers need based aid if you apply for support during admissions process. Eligible for merit-based scholarships

University of St. Francis-Joliet, IL

  • University of St. Francis knowingly admits undocumented students, suggests that students reveal their status for further support
  • The University offers merit-based scholarships, and will also work with students to identify need-based institutional grants. The school will try to gather financial information & create their own internal form to determine need to help students costs. This will include the USF grant (up to $10,500) and any other available institutional grants.

Indiana

Saint Joseph’s College-Rensselaer, IN

  • Saint Joseph’s College knowingly admits undocumented students
  • Undocumented students will be considered for merit-based scholarships. Students can also request need-based grants, by contacting admissions or financial aid.

Saint Mary’s College-Notre Dame, IN

  • Saint Mary’s College knowingly admits undocumented students
  • Undocumented students will be considered for merit-based scholarships, and can request need-based grants by completing a CSS Profile application

Kansas

University of Kansas-Lawrence, KS

  • University of Kansas knowingly admits undocumented students
  • Undocumented students are eligible to apply for scholarships. Students can also submit an International Need Based Analysis Worksheet & should apply for admission by January 15th

Massachusetts

Bates College-Lewiston, MA

  • Considered as international students, will meet full cost of tuition for admitted students for the duration of college career

Harvard University-Cambridge, MA

  • Considered international students, offers need based aid

Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Cambridge, MA

  • Considered international students, offers need based aid & will offer full need if accepted

Mount Holyoke College-South Hadley, MA

  • Considered international students, offers need based aid

Smith College-Northampton, MA

  • Smith College knowingly admits undocumented students, suggests that students reveal their status for further support
  • Undocumented students are eligible for institutional need-based aid, and the college will meet the full need for students who apply in time & are accepted. Students will need to submit a CSS Profile application

Tufts University-Medford, MA

  • Considered international students, offers need based aid & may cover up to full cost of tuition for undocumented students

Williams College-Williamstown, MA

  • Considered international students, offers need based aid

Maryland

Montgomery College-Rockville, MD

  • Considered international students, offers need based aid

Michigan

Grand Valley State University-Allendale, MI

  • Grand Valley State University knowingly admits undocumented students, suggests that students reveal their status for further support & to avoid confusion as an international student
  • Students are eligible for merit-based scholarships, must apply for admission before March 1st to be considered
  • Students are also eligible for limited institutional aid. Students will need to submit the undocumented/DACA student worksheet for consideration

Kalamazoo College-Kalamazoo, MI

  • Considered international students, offers need based aid

Western Michigan University-Kalamazoo, MI

  • Western Michigan University knowingly admits undocumented students, suggests that students reveal their status for further support. Students are encouraged to submit a paper application for admission.
  • Students will be considered for academic scholarships. If students have additional financial need, they should reach out, or ask the College Success Team to reach out to the Assistant Director of Admission (Erasmo Salinas) for further funding opportunities.

Minnesota

Carleton College-Northfield, MN

  • Offers scholarships for students, limited funding available. Need to indicate wish to apply for aid in application for admission

Missouri

Washington University in St Louis-St Louis, MO

  • Considered international students, offers need based aid also based on achievement & potential

 New Hampshire

Dartmouth College-Hanover, NH

  • Considered international, the college will meet a student’s full need with employment, scholarships, and/or loans

New Jersey

Princeton University-Princeton, NJ

  • Considered international students, offers need based aid & will meet full cost of attendance for admitted students through grants, scholarships, loans, and campus jobs

New York

Bard College-Annandale on Hudson, NY

  • Considered International Students, but grants are awarded based on need, academics, etc. Awards may range from $5,000-$25,000

Columbia University-New York, NY

  • Assistance for all admitted students

Cornell University-Ithaca, New York

  • Provides limited financial assistance to international students. Need to apply for aid separately

Vassar College-Poughkeepsie, NY

  • Considered international students, offers need based aid

Ohio

Bluffton UniversityBluffton, OH

  • Offers merit & need-based scholarships to undocumented students
  • Students should reach out to Dr. Weaver with questions about these opportunities

John Carroll University-University Heights, OH

  • Merit-based aid awarded, ranging from $1,000-$13,000/year

Kenyon College-Gambier, OH

  • Considered international students, offers need based aid, does offer full awards for some undocumented students

Miami University-Oxford, OH

  • Considered out of state students, offers need based aid & merit-based scholarships

Oberlin College-Oberlin, OH

  • Considered international students, offers need based aid and will meet full-need (including most of the cost of attendance, not just tuition) for all admitted students, but VERY competitive admission

Oklahoma

University of Tulsa-Tulsa, OK

  • University of Tulsa knowingly admits undocumented students, suggests that students reveal their status for further support
  • Students will be automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. If students have additional financial need, they should contact their admission counselor.

Oregon

Reed College-Portland, OR

  • Considered international students, offers need based aid to 20-25 undocumented students

Pennsylvania

Bryn Mawr College-Bryn Mawr, PA

  •  Considered international students, awards need-based aid and possibility to meet full cost of attendance

Haverford College-Haverford, PA

  • Considered international students, offers full need based aid for three undocumented students/year

Lafayette College-Easton, PA

  • Considered international students, offers need based aid & will meet full demonstrated need

Lehigh University-Bethlehem, PA

  • Considered international students, offers need based aid & merit-based scholarships

Lycoming College-Williamsport, PA

  • Lycoming College knowingly admits undocumented students, suggests that students reveal their status for further support in the “other” section of the CommonApp (or their essay)
  • Admitted students will receive a scholarship, but should expect to be responsible for paying $2,500/year, along with personal expenses and the $300 deposit
  • Students should also submit a paper FAFSA

Swarthmore College-Swarthmore, PA

  • Swarthmore College knowingly admits undocumented students, suggests that students reveal their status for further support
  • The college meets 100% of financial need, and does not include loans in financial aid packages. Undocumented/DACAmented students should submit a CSS Profile application

University of Pennsylvania-Philadelphia, PA

  • Considered international students, offers need based aid & will meet full cost if accepted

Rhode Island

Brown University-Providence, RI

  • Will meet 100% of student need

Tennessee

Rhodes College-Memphis, TN

  • Rhodes College knowingly admits undocumented students, suggests that students reveal their status for further support
  • Students will be automatically considered for merit-based scholarships, which range from $18,000 to full tuition. Generally the top 1/3 of the applicant pool may be considered.
  • Applicants should also submit the CSS Profile application to apply for need-based aid, which comes in the form of the Rhodes grant for undocumented students.

Texas

Rice University-Houston, TX

  • Considered international students, offers merit-based scholarships for students

Trinity University-San Antonio, TX

  • Trinity University knowingly admits undocumented students, does not require that students reveal their status
  • Trinity meets 100% financial need for admitted students, but, the more aid a student requests, the more difficult admission may be. Students will also be automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. Students should submit the International Student Application for Financial Aid

Virginia

George Mason University– Fairfax, VA

  • Considered international, offers need-based packages & merit-based scholarships

University of Virginia-Charlottesville, VA

  • No need based aid, but merit-based scholarships available for application

Washington

Whitman College-Walla Walla, WA

  • Considered international students, offers need based aid for those who apply through regular decision. Scholarships can range from $25,000-$45,000

Wisconsin

Ripon College-Ripon, WI

  • Considered international students, offers merit-based scholarships of up to $15,000. Students are also eligible for on campus jobs which may help fund tuition.