Are you undocumented?
Don’t 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.
- CCP’s Octavius Catto Scholarship (which provides full-tuition and support services at CCP) makes accommodations for undocumented students.
- The Education and Workforce Services division at Congreso provides youth and adult programs aimed at increasing academic and workplace success for those they serve.
- Philadelphia Resources For Immigrants And Refugees
- The Dream.US Scholarship is open to highly motivated undocumented students who want to get a college education but are unable to afford the cost. You can find a list of their partner schools (which includes the online option of Purdue University Global) here.
- FAFSA Questions and Answers: Financial Aid and Undocumented Students
- FAFSA Questions and Answers: Financial Aid and Undocumented Students (Spanish)