Financial Resources for Undocumented Students

Welcome to our webpage specifically to introduce undocumented students to financial and other resources related to going to college. We are glad that you are here at UVA or are considering coming to UVA.  

Undocumented students or students with significant financial need are eligible for enrollment fee waivers. Students should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 434-982-3200, or [email protected] to request a fee waiver.

Even though financial aid through UVA is not available to students with undocumented status, there are financial resources out there to help you plan how to fund your education.  We'll be adding to this resource regularly as we become aware of more options that might be available to you. In the meantime, we encourage you to follow undocUVA on social media to connect with other students throughout the application and financing process. This active student organization has created a list of scholarships for which undocumented and DACA students are eligible.

If you currently have DACA status and have a Social Security Number, you should be able to complete the FAFSA and therefore receive a Student Aid Report. Your Student Aid Report should provide resources for external funding sources and should allow you to apply for external scholarships that require a student to have an SAR. It is important to note that getting the SAR does NOT automatically grant you scholarships. You must still apply to individual non-UVA scholarship granting agencies. Receiving a SAR only opens the doors to more such options. You can also refer to our information for DACA students.

Undocumented students without DACA status are unable to complete a FAFSA.  

Resources from UVA's Multicultural Student Services

Financial Aid and Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Scholarships and other resources at My Undocumented Life