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Private Colleges and Universities:
Access for Undocumented Students

Amherst College

16 Barrett Hill Drive, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1002

Boston College

140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 02467

Harvard College

University Hall Cambridge MA 02138

Mount Holyoke College

50 College Street, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 1075

Amherst College

16 Barrett Hill Drive, AC # 2293, Keefe Campus Center, Amherst, Massachusetts 1002 USA

Access Information

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

    Yes

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

    No

    Additional information:Amherst offers no merit-based scholarships of any kind to anyone. Amherst has been committed to a strictly need-based financial aid program from the college's beginnings early in the 19th century. Need is the only criterion for receiving financial aid from Amherst.

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

    Yes

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

    CSS

  • 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?

    Yes

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

    Yes

  • 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)?

    Yes

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

Boston College

140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467 USA

Access Information

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

    Yes

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

    No

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

    No

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

    QuestBridge and CSS Profile

  • 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?

    Yes

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

    Yes

  • 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)?

    Yes

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

Harvard College

University Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

Access Information

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

    Yes

    Additional information:"All students are considered in the same pool for admission to the incoming class regardless of citizenship status."

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

    No

    Additional information:"Financial aid is completely need-based and considers many factors, such as your family’s income, assets, size, and unusual expenses. There are no merit-based awards, and [Harvard has] no preferential policies that give some students more attractive awards than others."

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

    Yes

    Additional information:"Yes. If you are undocumented you are eligible for financial aid from Harvard. Harvard makes no distinction based on citizenship in the financial aid process or in the amount of aid for which students are eligible."

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

    CSS Profile, IDOC, Financial Aid Activity and Demographic Supplement (FAADS) Note: FAADS is required for current students.

  • 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?

    Yes

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

    Yes

  • 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)?

    Yes

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

Mount Holyoke College

50 College Street, South Hadley, Massachusetts 1075 USA

Access Information

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

    Yes

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

    Yes

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

    Yes

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

    CSS Profile and Frances Perkins Credit Enrollment Form

  • 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?

    Yes

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

    Yes

  • 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)?

    Yes

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

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