Universities in Massachusetts
The following Universities or Colleges are located in Massachusetts and are in support of Undocumented and DACA Students. Most of them provide need- based aid, which could cover your whole tuition. So don't forget to apply to them!
Considered as international students. Comprehensive program of financial aid that provides assistance in the form of scholarships and grants, loans, and student employment. Both freshmen and transfer applicants need to complete the CSS PROFILE and submit income/wage documentation. Aid covers most but not all costs for very few students. 10% are non-U.S. citizens.
Considered international students. Awards need-based financial aid. Possible to meet 100%of need for freshmen, but partial help for transfers. Complete the CSS Profile or the International Student Financial Aid Application and the Parents‟ Income and Tax Documentation.
Meets all need. Check with college about policies for students.
Has scholarships that will provide more than $25,000 each year to help an undocumented immigrant pay for the $43,000-plus tuition.
Undocumented students must file as international students. All financial aid and scholarships are based on need. Admission is competitive because everyone qualifies for the financial assistance. Need to file the CSS Profile or a paper submission that requires Financial Statement for Students from Foreign Countries, Parent Income Tax Return or Wage Statement, and if necessary a Business/Farm Supplement, Noncustodial Parent Information or the Estate or Trust Tax Return.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Considered as international student. Must submit CSS profile and Parents‟ Income Tax Return or Wage Statement. Will meet full need-based aid if admitted.
Considered as international applicant. Does offer financial assistance for freshmen and transfer students. Must apply for financial assistance at the same time that applies for admission. Submit CSS Profile and Parental Tax Return or Certified Verification of Total Income.
Smith meets 100% of the demonstrated need of all admitted students who apply for financial aid by the published deadlines
Financial assistance awarded the same as international students but only on the basis of demonstrated need. Apply for the aid when applying for admission. Complete the CSS Profile, and once admitted, must submit the International Student Certification of Finances.
DACA and undocumented students are not eligible for other state, federal, or institutional financial aid, including merit scholarships. You are encouraged to seek alternative financing options such as external scholarships and the university’s in-house payment plan.
Need based international aid.
Does provide need-based aid if admitted. Must apply as international students. Apply for the aid when applying for admission. Complete CSS Profile and Parents Tax Returns.