Undocumented Students

Meredith College is committed to helping women achieve their educational and professional goals by earning an undergraduate degree.

Although financial aid resources for undocumented students are limited in both type and amount at Meredith, we encourage you to explore the opportunities that are listed below - and then speak with a financial assistance counselor if you have questions. You, and your family, should be prepared to assume the primary responsibility for financing your education.

In order to qualify for Federal financial assistance, a student must be a U.S. citizen or national, a U.S. permanent resident, a citizen of the Freely Associated States, or meet the requirements of an eligible noncitizen.  Generally, eligible noncitizens include permanent residents, conditional permanent residents, holders of I-94 records with a designation of Refugee, Asylum Granted, Parolee, T-Visa, Cuban-Haitian Entrant, or Victim of Human Trafficking. Please refer to the FAFSA for a more specific definition of an eligible noncitizen.

If you are in the U.S. and have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) you will be ineligible for Federal student aid. 

If you are a citizen or eligible non-citizen, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

If you are ineligible, please complete the Institutional Aid Application to be considerd for the following types of aid:

Campus Work Study
An undocumented student may be eligible for Campus Work Study based on her financial need. An on-campus job allows a student to work 1-10 hours a week based on her course of study. Position availability is not guaranteed. 

Each year the College awards a limited number of scholarships to undocumented students.  The scholarships range in amount depending on the need of the individual student and funds available. To apply for undocumented scholarships, please fill out the Institutional Aid Application and return it to the Office of Financial Assistance. A student receiving such an award could expect her assistance to be renewed in subsequent years provided she re-applies for the aid, still has financial need and is eligible to return to the College. Below you will find scholarships that are more specifically geared towards undocumented students. View all scholarships »

List of Available Scholarships  First-Year Meredith College Academic Merit Scholarships
Transfer Academic Incentive Scholarship
International Grant
Golden Door Scholarship
The Tomorrow Fund Scholarship


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