Resources for Students and Young People

A guide to post-secondary education for DACAmented and undocumented students  from

A guide for undocumented high school students for applying to college from Best Colleges

Despite concerns of deportation or ineligibility to pursue higher education because of their status, many undocumented students do attend college. In this guide we lay out the most common routes undocumented students can take in order to enroll in an undergraduate program.

United We Dream

United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. Our powerful nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. We organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.

Make the Road New

Make the Road New York offers intensive and sustained support to a core membership of over 60 youth leaders in Queens and Brooklyn combined. We provide leadership and community action programming to an additional 2,000 teenagers through our work in area high schools, including our partner high schools, the Bushwick School for Social Justice and Pan American International, and school-based college access programs to hundreds more.

La Fuente Leadership Development Institute

La Fuente believes that the power of our organization rests in the strength of our members. Our Leadership Development Institute brings together those diverse individuals who share a vision for better communities and want to be instruments for achieving it. With veteran activists and organizers as well as the unique experiences each member brings, the LDI is an environment for both personal and communal growth.

MALDEF: The Latin Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America

Since MALDEF’s founding, the civil rights organization has supported the next generation of civil rights advocates for the Latino community. MALDEF currently offers: a Scholarship Resource Guide for high school, college, and graduate students; a Law School Scholarship Program for law students; and a DREAM Act Student Activist Scholarship Program for college and graduate students.

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) 

With the help of students, educators and parents such as yourself, in the past year alone, these scholarship guides have been accessed over 60,000 times, and are used all across the United States. Together with E4FC’s other educational materials, these scholarship guides are a significant resource for undocumented students as they carve their own paths through higher education.

Budgeting 101 for College Students

College is a critical time to establish your independence, broaden your social circle and set out on a career path. It is also the perfect time to develop healthy financial habits, especially with respect to creating and following a budget.

Guide to Financial Aid for Hispanic Students

Scholarships and Grants for Latino and Hispanic Students

Find resources for Hispanic and Latino students, including immigrants who are both documented and undocumented, for paying for college.

Advice and Resources for Undocumented Students Applying to College from Online Colleges

Fiscal Tiger List of Scholarships for DACA & Undocumented Students

Other scholarships open to all students, regardless of immigration status:

Learn more about our Angel Fund Scholarship Program for undocumented students.