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Information for Undocumented Students

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Information for undocumented students in OregonUndocumented students are school-age immigrants who live in the United States after entering the country without inspection or after overstaying their visas. They face unique challenges in accessing and paying for higher education. Across the country, these students and their allies are working to increase their opportunities to attend college.

In Oregon, eligible undocumented students have access to several ways to help pay for college:

Tuition Equity

Students pay in-state tuition at public universities.
Complete the Affidavit and Request for Exemption from Nonresident Tuition and Fees.

State Financial Aid

Includes the Oregon Opportunity Grant and Oregon Promise.
Complete the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA).

Scholarships

Many scholarships do not require U.S. citizenship.
Complete the OSAC Scholarship Application and search and apply for other scholarships.

DACA-mented students with a social security number may also want to complete the FAFSA in order to be eligible for financial aid from colleges.

Additional resources:

My Un(Documented) Life

Up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants.

Scholarships A-Z

Scholarships for students regardless of immigration status.

U.S. Department of Education - Supporting Undocumented Youth

Resource guide for educators on helping undocumented students succeed in secondary and postsecondary education.

Oregon GEAR UP - Undocumented Students in Oregon

Information for educators, students and parents about applying and paying for college for undocumented students. Available in Spanish. Can print as a folded booklet on 8.5"x11" paper.