Undocumented Students

Are you undocumented?

Do not let your immigration status deter you from applying to college. There are no state or federal laws that require proof of citizenship to attend U.S colleges.

Additionally, The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of every student’s educational records. This means you can be honest with colleges about your immigration status because they are legally required to keep this information private.  

Resources

PhillyGoes2College
Information for Undocumented Students

Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education
Questions and Answers: Financial Aid and Undocumented Students

Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education
Questions and Answers: Financial Aid and Undocumented Students (spanish)

Educators 4 Fair Consideration
New American Scholars Program

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians
Educations and Jobs

US Citizenship and Immigration Services
Information about qualifying for DACA 

College Greenlight
4 Scholarship tips for Undocumented Students

Study.com’s Guide to College for Undocumented Students

Undocumented Students

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