In this time of uncertainty surrounding immigration in our country, we want to reinforce the university’s support and advocacy for the many undocumented or DACA students who attend, or hope to attend, the University of Michigan. The university is committed to continuing its need-based grant funding for undocumented students. Consistent with federal and state law, DACA students and those without proof of citizenship are welcome to seek admission and enrollment at U-M. 

Dr. Kedra Ishop, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Internal Funding

Our goal is to help undocumented and DACAmented students find the financial support they need to be successful at the University of Michigan. There is limited U-M need-based financial aid for undergraduate undocumented students who qualify for in-state tuition at U-M.

For assistance with financial aid, please contact Kristin Bhaumik at the Office of Financial Aid ( or (734) 763-6600). You can also visit U-M Office of Financial Aid for more information specific to undocumented students.

External Funding

Although undocumented students cannot legally receive any federally funded student financial aid, including federal loans, grants and scholarships, there are some private scholarships for undocumented students. These do not require students to be U.S. citizens or residents. The following list contains scholarships for undocumented and DACAmented students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.