An Undocumented Student’s Guide to College (feature on Illinois)


Student Guide 2015The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), the Immigrant Youth Justice League (IYJL), and Educators For Fair Consideration (E4FC) recently released this guide for undocumented students pursuing a college education. In the guide, you will find helpful information about Illinois’ in-state tuition and state DREAM Act, including who qualifies and the application process. The guide also contains the contact information, scholarships available, and much more about each of the colleges and universities in the state of Illinois.

For example, you will find that at Northeastern University, undocumented students are able to apply for the Presidential Scholarship, which covers full in-state tuition, fees, and provides a book allowance. Six students are chosen per year based on academic credentials. When applying to Northeastern University, you also qualify for an application fee waiver. The application fee waiver from your advisor or counselor should be sent in with application.

At the University of Chicago, all students are automatically considered for merit scholarships (no additional merit application is required). Also, students applying for need-based financial aid will not be charged the $75 application fee.

These organizations also have a guide for counselors that you can access here: “A Counselor’s Guide to Resources for Undocumented Students

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