Admissions & Funding


Undocumented and DACAmented students are welcome and encouraged to apply to the the College at the University of Chicago! We have a growing community on campus, and we're dedicated to providing an inclusive community for all students, regardless of immigration status.


Undocumented and DACAmented students do not qualify for federal or state aid. However, the University of Chicago has many generous institutional grants and scholorships that you would be eligible for.

If you wish to be considered for institutional aid, you will be asked to complete the international financial aid form. This serves as an alternative to the FAFSA and allows the institution to assess need. 

Many of our undocumented students qualify for merit scholarships and/or UChicago's Odyssey Scholarship Program, and have their full cost of attendance covered by the university. 

In addition, the The Neubauer Family Foundation Gift provides financial support to qualified International and Undocumented students who wish to apply and attend UChicago.  Furthermore, there are resources for high school students considering higher education such as the Neubauer Summer Scholars program.

Additonal Resources

The Center for College Student Success runs the Chicago Academic Achievement Program. It's a seven-week, residential program that takes place the summer before a student's first year. CAAP Scholars take sample courses, learn about campus resources, explore the city, and begin building lifelong friendships.

Undocumented and DACAmented students are highly encouraged to apply! In addition to getting acclimated to campus before anyone else, you are also provided generous financial supports during your first year at the College, including free textbooks, a quarterly stipend, and assistance with other costs.