Can undocumented students go to college?

Yes. Contrary to what many people believe undocumented students are able to attend college, private or public. Funding this however varies depending on your status. 

Can I apply for Federal Student Aid if I am not a US Citizen?

Yes, you can apply for Federal Student Aid if you are a Resident or certain “eligible non-citizen” categories such as Refugee, Asylum Granted, T Nonimmigrant Status, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). See the full eligibility list here.

DACA recipients are not eligible for Financial Aid.

Can an undocumented student get scholarships?

Yes. Although undocumented individuals aren’t eligible for federal funds, you can still apply for funding from the university and or private scholarships. Find some here

Can I apply for Federal Student Aid if I have DACA?

No. Unfortunately, DACA recipients are not eligible for Federal Student Aid.

Who is eligible for in state tuition?

This depends on the state that you live in. Currently, in the state of Wisconsin we don’t have in state tuition and as an undocumented or DACA-mented student you will be asked to pay out of state tuition. However, in many Wisconsin colleges and universities out of state tuition for undocumented students is dealt with on a case by case basis. Please contact cendi@vdlf.org for further assistance on this matter.