Undocumented Students

Emory offers need-based financial aid for students who are not US citizens, US nationals, or “eligible noncitizens,” including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients.

Through a combination of grants and scholarships, institutional work-study (DACA students only), and institutional loans, Emory meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduate undocumented students (with or without DACA) who graduated from a US high school and who are admitted to Emory College or Oxford College as first-year, first-degree-seeking undergraduate students or transfer students. Undocumented students without DACA status may receive an institutional loan in place of the typical work-study offer. Undocumented students also are welcome to apply for merit scholarships through the Emory University Scholar Programs.

How to Apply

Emory requires the completion of the CSS Profile, along with the IDOC packet (parent and student tax returns), in order to make a need-based financial aid determination for undocumented students with or without DACA. To apply for need-based financial aid, undocumented students should follow the application deadlines that correspond to your chosen admission plan


Undocumented Student FAQs

Yes. Undocumented students with or without DACA should notify the Office of Financial Aid via email with your name, Emory ID number, admission plan (ED1, ED2, Regular, Transfer), and your current citizenship status.

Undocumented students (with or without DACA) will be able to review their need-based aid package online through the OPUS Student Center

No. When a student is admitted as an undergraduate international student during the admission process, the designation as an international student will remain throughout her or his Emory undergraduate career.

Please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission website for more details on how to apply for admission.

Yes. Undocumented students with or without DACA and international students are eligible to apply for the same merit-based scholarships available to domestic students. Emory offers partial to full merit-based scholarships to incoming first-year students through the Emory University Scholar Programs.


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Office of Financial Aid

Toll free: 800.727.6039
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Office of Undergraduate Admission

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