Undocumented or DACA-mented students can go to college.
Oregon law protects your information and immigration status. Colleges will not share your status with federal authorities.
How to apply for college as an undocumented student
Eligible undocumented and DACA-mented students can apply to public colleges in Oregon as a regular student. But you may need to apply as an international student at a private college.
Do your research before planning your educational and career path. Some careers require professional licenses that may be difficult to get for undocumented students. For example, cosmetology and barbering licenses in Oregon require two forms of identification, most of which require citizenship or permanent residency.
How to pay for college as an undocumented student
Undocumented and DACA-mented students can’t get federal financial aid. But in Oregon there are several ways to help pay for college:
Resources for undocumented students at Oregon colleges
Many colleges in Oregon have information and support programs just for undocumented and DACA-mented students.
Other resources for undocumented students
- My Undocumented Life: Information and resources for undocumented immigrants.
- National Immigration Law Center - DACA Updates: Dedicated to defending and advocating for the rights of low-income immigrants.
- Immigrants Rising: Provides information and resources for educators and students.