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Private Colleges and Universities:
Access for Undocumented Students

Yale University

Yale University

Yale University

PO Box 208234, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8234 USA

Access Information

  • Are undocumented students considered or treated as domestic students for purposes of admission and financial aid?


    Additional information:For admissions NO, for Financial Aid YES. For admissions: "Undocumented students living in the U.S., including those with DACA status, should follow the application instructions for international citizens." For financial aid: "Yale University’s financial aid policies are the same for undocumented (with or without DACA) students, as they are for all admitted students. For all undergraduates with financial need, our aid awards meet 100% of a family's demonstrated need without using loans."

  • Are undocumented students eligible for merit-based aid/scholarships?


    Additional information:"While Yale does not award merit-based scholarships, Yale students often qualify for merit awards from other organizations."

  • Are undocumented students eligible for need-based financial aid?


    Additional information:"Yale awards all financial aid on the basis of financial need, and it meets the full demonstrated need of all students, regardless of citizenship or immigration status. This includes undocumented students living in the U.S., with or without DACA status."

  • What financial aid applications should an undocumented student submit (i.e. CSS, FAFSA, forms unique to the school)?

    "The College Board CSS Profile Application: Yale’s CSS Profile code is 3987. Applicants from low-income families with few assets automatically receive a fee waiver when completing the CSS Profile. Signed copies of the parents’ federal tax returns submitted through the College Board’s Imaging and Documentation Service."

  • Does the college or university have an assigned staff member for undocumented students (i.e. such as an undocumented student liaison) or an undocumented student resource center?


  • Is there a student organization or club comprised of or advocating for undocumented students?


  • Does your school provide free/low cost access to legal services for undocumented students for immigration-related issues (e.g. DACA renewals or applications, legal screenings)?


  • Does your institution have a website specific for undocumented/DACAmented student support services?

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