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Access for Undocumented Students

Bates College

2 Andrews Rd, Lewiston, Maine, 04240

Bates College

2 Andrews Rd, Lewiston, Maine 04240 USA

Access Information

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


    Additional information:Undocumented and DACA students will follow the same application process as those of domestic first-year or transfer applicants.

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


    Additional information:Bates does not offer any merit or athletic financial aid. Our entire financial aid budget supports students with demonstrated financial need.

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


    Additional information:Bates will meet 100% of demonstrated financial need for those admitted to the college, regardless of citizenship or immigration status.

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

    Undocumented and DACA students must submit theĀ College Board CSS ProfileĀ and a Non-Tax Filer Statement to Student Financial Services.

  • 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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