Financial Guides

Funding college can be challenging for non-documented or non-Citizen students can be challenging, especially if you are not eligible to receive federal aid. This page shares resources and guides for students to help them understand how to find and access various resources to help them fund their higher education experience. We neither endorse nor recommend any particular financial resource outside of CUNY and this is not a comprehensive list of what may be available for you. For more information about financial aid options at Guttman, please visit Guttman Financial Aid. 

Finding and getting into the right college or university can be a daunting task, but it can also lead to extremely rewarding opportunities for career and personal advancement. There are many national programs and state laws that allow undocumented students to attend the college of their choosing. The following guide aims to help these students navigate the many exciting options available to them, in order to reach their educational goals.

This toolkit includes Maps: State Laws & Policies on Access to Higher Education for Immigrants; Table: Laws & Policies Improving Access to Higher Education for Immigrants; States with Pending Bills on Access to Higher Education for Immigrants; and Model Language: Tuition Equity.

The questions and answers that follow provide information about student financial aid for undocumented students as well as guidance for a specific group of undocumented students who have received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). We have grouped the questions and answers into two categories: “Eligibility for Financial Aid” and “Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Form.”

Applying for college financial aid is a difficult process, and it’s even more complicated without US Citizenship. This guide seeks to help undocumented learners navigate their financial aid options.

An overall overview that looks into best colleges, testimonials, and information for Latxinz students who are non-citizens.