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Funding Sources for Undocumented Students

Undocumented students cannot legally receive any federally funded student financial aid, including grants and scholarships. However, there are a limited number of private scholarship funds and foundations which do not require U.S Citizenship. Below are lists/guides of scholarships available to undocumented students.

For additional information, see the undocumented students category of the Binghamton University SOAR Database.

  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
    MALDEF strives to implement programs that are structured to bring Latinos into the mainstream of American political and socio-economic life; providing better educational opportunities; encouraging participation in all aspects of society; and offering a positive vision for the future.Scholarship Resource Guide
  • National Immigration Law Center
    The National Immigration Law Center is the only national legal advocacy organization in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants and their families.

Last Updated: 7/27/18