Toolkit for “Twice the Distance”

According to the College Board, “There are three main areas on the path to higher education where undocumented students may have special concerns or face obstacles: admission, tuition and financial aid.” These resources and scholarship opportunities can help with all three.


General Resources

The College Board: Advising Undocumented Students

Summary of obstacles that undocumented students may face and list of ideas for guidance counselors seeking to help.

Choose Your Future: Undocumented Students/DREAMers Pathway to College

Guidance for undocumented students throughout the college application and admissions process. Site includes laws, financial aid options, scholarships and community support.

DreamActivist: Undocumented Students Action & Resource Network

Social media hub led by multicultural, migrant youth organizing to pass the DREAM Act and other legislation conceived to mend the broken immigration system.


Financial Aid/Scholarships

FinAid: Financial Aid and Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Summary of financial aid information for undocumented students.

VISA Now: Scholarships and Financial Aid for Undocumented Students, DACA Students and DREAMers

State-by-state summary of financial aid options for undocumented students.

Scholarships that Don’t Require Social Security Numbers

Scholarship list and guide for immigrant students.

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