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Colleges that Meet 100% of Financial Need for Undocumented Students in 2019-2020

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There are several colleges that are dedicated to making undocumented students’ college dreams come true. These colleges meet 100% of the students’ demonstrated financial need with grants, student employment, scholarships, and, in some cases, student loans.

We have compiled an alphabetical list of colleges that meet 100% of financial need for undocumented students. If you are interested in learning more, check out these schools on College Greenlight by clicking the school name. Please note that these colleges pledge to meet a student’s full demonstrated financial need. Most students will still have an expected family contribution they are responsible for.

 

Amherst College:

Need-blind: Yes

Required documents: College Board CSS/financial aid PROFILE, income tax returns/income verification

Description: Amherst College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students include on-campus employment (when possible) and institutional grants. When student employment is impossible, Amherst may replace that portion of the aid package with a loan that students are not required to accept. Admissions are need-blind for undocumented students and DACA students. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit the College Board CSS/financial aid PROFLE form, and income tax returns for their parents (or income verification).

 

Bowdoin College:

Aid package components: on-campus employment (when possible), institutional grants

Required documents: College Board CSS/financial aid PROFILE, income tax returns/Non-Tax Filer Statement

Description: Bowdoin College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students include on-campus employment (when possible) and institutional grants. Undocumented and DACA students apply are treated as domestic applicants. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form and federal income tax returns for their parents (or Non-Tax Filer Statement if they do not file taxes).

 

Brown University:

Need-blind: Yes

Required documents: College Board CSS/financial aid PROFILE, income tax returns/Non-Tax Filer Statement

Description: Brown University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students include on-campus employment (when possible) and institutional grants. Admissions are need-blind for undocumented students and DACA students. Undocumented and DACA students are treated as domestic applicants. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form and federal income tax returns for themselves and their parents (or Non-Tax Filer statement if they do not file taxes).

 

Carleton College:

Need-blind: Yes*

Required documents: College Board CSS/financial aid PROFILE

Description: Carleton College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students include on-campus employment (when possible), institutional grants, and loans. *Admissions are need-blind for DACA students until financial aid funds are exhausted, at which point only students without need are admitted. Admissions are not need-blind for undocumented students without DACA status. DACA students are treated as domestic applicants, while undocumented students without DACA status are treated as international applicants. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form. Admitted undocumented and DACA students may be eligible for state-based financial aid (see Minnesota Dream Act)

 

Colorado College:

Need-blind: No

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form, federal income tax returns, W-2 forms

Description: Colorado College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students are comprised solely of institutional grants. Admissions are not need-blind. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form, federal income tax returns for themselves and their parents, and W-2 forms for themselves and their parents.

 

Columbia University:

Need-blind: Yes

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, federal income tax returns/Non-Tax Filer Statement

Description: Columbia University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students are compromised solely of institutional grants. Admissions are need-blind for undocumented students and DACA students. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form and federal income tax returns for themselves and their parents (or Non-Tax Filer Statement if they do not file taxes). Admitted undocumented and DACA students may be eligible for state-based financial aid (see NY Dream Act?)

 

Cornell University:

Aid package components: institutionally based

Need-blind: Yes

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form, federal income tax returns/Non-Tax Filer Statement

Description: Cornell University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students are comprised solely of institutionally-based aid. Admissions are need-blind for undocumented students and DACA students. Undocumented and DACA students are treated as domestic applicants. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form and federal income tax returns for themselves and their parents (or Non-Tax Filer Statement if they do not file taxes).  Admitted undocumented and DACA students may be eligible for state-based financial aid

 

Dartmouth College:

Need-blind: Yes

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form, College Board IDOC

Description: Dartmouth College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students include institutional grants, loans and on campus employment that may be replaced with institutional loans if necessary. Admissions are need-blind for undocumented students and DACA students. Undocumented and DACA students are treated as domestic applicants. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form and a College Board IDOC form.

 

Duke University:

Need-blind: Yes

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial aid PROFILE form, College Board IDOC

Description: Duke University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants are comprised solely of institutional grants, while aid packages for DACA students may include on-campus employment as well. Admissions are need-blind for undocumented students and DACA students. Undocumented and DACA students are treated as domestic applicants. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form and a College Board IDOC form.

 

Emory University:

Need-blind: Yes

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Description: Emory University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students include institutional grants, on-campus employment that may be replaced with institutional loans if necessary. Admissions are need-blind for undocumented and DACA students. Undocumented and DACA students are treated as international students. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form.

 

Georgetown University:

Need-blind: Yes

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Description: Georgetown University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students include institutional grants and on-campus employment (if possible). Admissions are need-blind for undocumented students and DACA students. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form.

 

Hamilton College:

Need-blind: No

Required documents: Hamilton College Financial Aid Application E-form, International Student Financial Aid Application, Certification of Finances, College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Description: Hamilton College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students include institutional grants and on-campus employment (when possible). Admissions are not need-blind. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a Hamilton College Financial Aid Application E-form, International Student Financial Aid Application, Certification of Finances, and the College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form. Admitted undocumented and DACA students may be eligible for state-based financial aid (see NY Dream Act)

 

Harvard University:

Need-blind: Yes

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, College Board IDOC

Description: Harvard University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students include institutional grants and on-campus employment (when possible). Admissions are need-blind for undocumented students and DACA students. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form and a College Board IDOC form.

 

Haverford College:

Need-blind: No

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, and possibly federal income tax returns, W-2 forms, tax schedules

Description: Haverford College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students include institutional grants and on-campus employment (when possible). Admissions are not need-blind. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form and possibly supporting documents including but not limited to tax returns for their parents and themselves, W-2 forms, and tax schedules through the College Board IDOC.

 

Johns Hopkins University:

Need-blind: Yes

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, federal income tax returns via College board IDOC

Description: Johns Hopkins University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Admissions are need-blind for undocumented students and DACA students. Undocumented and DACA students are treated as domestic applicants. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form and federal income tax returns for themselves and their parents (or an alternative form of income verification) through the College Board IDOC.

 

Lehigh University:

Need-blind: No

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, Certificate of Finances Form

Description: Lehigh University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students are comprised solely of institutionally-based aid. Admissions are not need-blind. To apply for financial aid, undocumented students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form and Lehigh University’s Certificate of Finances Form. Students with DACA status are prompted to contact the financial aid office for specific information regarding the application process.

 

Macalester College:

Need-blind: No

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, and possibly federal income tax returns, W-2 forms, tax schedules

Description: Macalester College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students include institutional grants, loans and on campus employment that may be replaced with institutional loans if necessary. Admissions are not need-blind. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form and possibly supporting documents including but not limited to tax returns for their parents and themselves, W-2 forms, and tax schedules through the College Board IDOC. Admitted undocumented and DACA students may be eligible for state-based financial aid (see Minnesota Dream Act)

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology:

Need-blind: Yes

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, federal income tax returns/alternative form of income verification

Description: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students include institutional grants and on-campus employment that may be replaced with institutional loans if necessary. Admissions are need-blind for undocumented students and DACA students. Undocumented and DACA students are treated as international applicants. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form and federal income tax returns for themselves and their parents (or an alternative form of income verification) through the College Board IDOC.

 

Middlebury College:

Need-blind: Yes

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, federal income tax returns/alternative form of income verification

Description: Middlebury College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students include institutional grants and on-campus employment (when possible). Admissions are need-blind for undocumented students and DACA students. Undocumented and DACA students are treated as international applicants. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form and federal income tax returns for themselves and their parents (or an alternative form of income verification) through the College Board IDOC.

 

Oberlin College:

Need-blind: No

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form

Description: Oberlin College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students may include institutional grants, on-campus employment, and institutional loans when appropriate. Admissions are not need-blind. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form.

 

Occidental College:

Need-blind: No

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Description: Occidental College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students are comprised solely of institutional aid. Admissions are not need-blind. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form. Admitted undocumented and DACA students may be eligible for state-based financial aid (see California Dream Act).

 

Pomona College:

Need-blind: Yes

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial aid PROFILE form, CA Dream Act Application, federal income tax returns

Description: Pomona College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students include institutional grants and on-campus employment (when possible). Admissions are need-blind for undocumented students and DACA students. Undocumented and DACA students are treated as domestic applicants. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form, a CA Dream Act Application (see CA Dream Act) and federal income tax returns for themselves and their parents (or an alternative form of income verification) through the College Board IDOC. Admitted undocumented and DACA students may be eligible for state-based financial aid (see CA Dream Act)

 

Princeton University:

Need-blind: Yes

Required documents: Princeton Financial Aid Application, tax returns and W-2s/Non-Tax Filer Statement and income documentation

Description: Princeton University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students include institutional grants and on-campus employment (when possible). Admissions are need-blind for undocumented students and DACA students. Undocumented and DACA students are treated as international applicants. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a Princeton Financial Aid Application and tax returns and W-2s for their parents and themselves (or Non-Tax Filer Statement and income documentation if they do not file taxes).

 

Rice University:

Need-blind: Yes

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, federal income tax returns/alternative form of income verification

Description: Rice University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students may include institutional grants, on-campus employment (when possible), and available loans. Admissions are need-blind for undocumented students and DACA students. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form and federal income tax returns for themselves and their parents (or an alternative form of income verification) through the College Board IDOC. Admitted undocumented and DACA students may be eligible for state-based financial aid (see TX Dream Act)

 

Smith College:

Need-blind: Yes

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, federal income tax returns/Non-Tax Filer Statement

Description: Smith College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students are comprised solely of institutionally-based aid. Admissions are need-blind for undocumented students and DACA students. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form and federal income tax returns for themselves and their parents (or Non-Tax Filer Statement if they do not file taxes).

 

Stanford University:

Need-blind: Yes

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, federal income tax returns/Non-Tax Filer Statement, California Dream Act Application

Description: Stanford University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students are comprised solely of institutionally-based aid. Admissions are need-blind for undocumented students and DACA students. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form, federal income tax returns for themselves and their parents (or Non-Tax Filer Statement if they do not file taxes) through the college board IDOC form, and the California Dream Act Application.  Admitted undocumented and DACA students may be eligible for state-based financial aid (see CA Dream Act).

 

Swarthmore College:

Need-blind: Yes

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form

Description: Swarthmore College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students are comprised solely of institutionally-based aid. Admissions are need-blind for undocumented students and DACA students. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form and other information as requested.

 

Trinity College:

Need-blind: No

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, federal income tax returns and W-2s/Non-Tax Filer Statement

Description: Trinity College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Admissions are not need-blind. Undocumented and DACA students are treated as domestic applicants. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form and federal income tax returns and W-2s for themselves and their parents (or Non-Tax Filer Statement if they do not file taxes).

 

 

Tufts College:

Need-blind: No

Required documents:  College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, federal income tax returns/Non-Tax Filer Statement

Description: Tufts University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students are comprised solely of institutionally-based aid. Admissions are not need-blind. Undocumented and DACA students are treated as domestic applicants. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form and federal income tax returns for themselves and their parents (or Non-Tax Filer Statement if they do not file taxes) through the college board IDOC form.

 

 

University of Chicago:

Need-blind: Yes

Required documents: UChicago international financial aid worksheet, federal income tax returns and W2s/Non-Tax Filer Statement

Description: The University of Chicago meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students are comprised solely of institutionally-based aid. Admissions are need-blind for undocumented and DACA students. Undocumented and DACA students are treated as international applicants. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a UChicago international financial aid worksheet, and federal income tax returns (including all schedules) and W-2s for themselves and their parents (or Non-Tax Filer Statement if they do not file taxes). Admitted undocumented and DACA students may be eligible for state-based financial aid.

 

 

University of Notre Dame:

Need-blind: Yes

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Description: The University of Notre Dame meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants are comprised solely of institutional grants, while aid packages for DACA students may also include on-campus employment. Admissions are need-blind for undocumented students and DACA students. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form.

 

University of Pennsylvania:

Need-blind: Yes

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Description: The University of Pennsylvania meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants are comprised solely of institutional grants, while aid packages for DACA students may also include on-campus employment. Admissions are need-blind for undocumented students and DACA students with Mexican or Canadian citizenship. Undocumented and DACA students are treated as international applicants. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form.

 

University of Rochester:

Need-blind: No

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, federal income tax returns/Non-Tax Filer Statement

Description: The University of Rochester meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students are comprised solely of institutionally-based aid. Admissions are not need-blind. Undocumented and DACA students are treated as domestic applicants. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form and federal income tax returns for themselves and their parents (or Non-Tax Filer Statement if they do not file taxes) through the college board IDOC form.  Admitted undocumented and DACA students may be eligible for state-based financial aid.

 

University of Virginia:

Need-blind: Yes

Required Documents: TBD

Description: The University of Virginia meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student with DACA status. Admissions are need-blind. The process for applying for financial aid has not been determined yet, since funding for DACA recipients is newly available.

 

Vassar College:

Need-blind: No

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, federal income tax returns/Non-Tax Filer Statement

Description: Vassar College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students are comprised solely of institutionally-based aid. Admissions are not need-blind. Undocumented and DACA students are treated as international applicants. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form and federal income tax returns for themselves and their parents (or Non-Tax Filer Statement if they do not file taxes) through the college board IDOC form. Admitted undocumented and DACA students may be eligible for state-based financial aid.

 

Washington University in Saint Louis:

Need-blind: No

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, Family Financial Profile (FFP)

Description: Washington University in Saint Louis meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students are comprised solely of institutionally-based aid. Admissions are not need-blind. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form or Washington University’s Family Financial Profile (FFP).

 

Wellesley College:

Need-blind: No

Required documents: Financial Aid Intent Form, in some cases a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form

Description: Wellesley College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students include institutional grants and on-campus employment that may be replaced with institutional loans if necessary. Admissions are not need-blind. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a Financial Aid Intent Form, additional information when prompted via the Applicant Portal (which they will gain access to after submitting the Intent Form), and in some cases a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form.

 

Wesleyan University:

Need-blind: No

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, federal income tax returns/Non-Tax Filer Statement

Description: Wesleyan College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students are comprised solely of institutionally-based aid. Admissions are not need-blind. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form and federal income tax returns for their parents (or Non-Tax Filer Statement if they do not file taxes) through the college board IDOC form.

 

Williams College:

Need-blind: Yes

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, and maybe income information, asset information, photocopy of passport, citizenship documents

Description: Williams College meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students include institutional grants and on-campus employment that may be replaced with institutional loans if necessary. Admissions are need-blind for undocumented students and DACA students. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form, and be prepared to submit income information, non-custodial parent income and asset information, and a photocopy of their passport or citizenship documents upon request.

 

Yale University:

Need-blind: Yes

Required documents: College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, federal income tax returns/alternative form of income verification

Description: Yale University meets the full demonstrated financial need of every admitted student regardless of citizenship status. Aid packages for undocumented applicants and DACA students include institutional grants and on-campus employment that may be replaced with institutional loans if necessary. Admissions are need-blind for undocumented and DACA students. Undocumented and DACA students are treated as international students. To apply for financial aid, undocumented and DACA students must submit a College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form and federal income tax returns for themselves and their parents (or an alternative form of income verification) through the College Board IDOC.

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