Information for Undocumented Students


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).


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

DACA students with a social security number should ask the colleges they apply to if they need to complete a paper version of the FAFSA to be eligible for institutional aid.




OSAC: Financial Aid for Undocumented Students

Overview of opportunities to pay for college for undocumented Oregon students.

Oregon GEAR UP: Undocumented Students in Oregon

Printable guide to applying and paying for college for undocumented students. Available in Spanish.

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.

For Educators

Oregon Department of Education, DACAmented/Undocumented Toolkit

Includes info about access to higher education. Available in English and Spanish.

Immigrants Rising

Formerly E4FC, provides information and resources for educators and students.

Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff

Support and affirm immigrant students with these resources.

U.S. Department of Education: Supporting Undocumented Youth

Resource guide for educators.


Immigrants Rising

Formerly E4FC, a database of undergraduate scholarships updated each year.

Get Schooled

A list of 50+ scholarships for undocumented and DACA-mented students.

TheDream.us Scholarship

For Oregon students at EOU or WOU.