Undocumented Applicants

At Columbia College Chicago, we are proud to support undocumented students in their educational and professional pursuits. A diverse, inclusive, and equitable community is foundational to our values at Columbia, and we admit students regardless of their citizenship or immigration status. We believe any student who decides to enroll at Columbia should have the necessary support and resources available to them on their path to graduation.  

When institutions like Columbia step up to support those who are undocumented or DACAmented—just as we support all other students—our college, our city, our country, and our world all benefit. Columbia’s students are the next generation to write the culture and make the rules, and our community wholeheartedly supports the future successes of all young creatives. 

We've prepared  this webpage as a guide to find information and resources for undocumented students and those supporting them in their college search process, and we do hope it is helpful.

Websites and Guides

College Advising Guide for Undocumented Students 

College & University Admission Policies for Undocumented Students

Financial Aid and Undocumented Students

My Undocumented Life

Sanctuary School & Safe Zone Guide


Scholarships and Financial Aid

Alternative Application for IL Financial Aid

Fiesta del Sol

HACEMOS Scholarship Program

IL Dream Fund Scholarship

Point Foundation (LGBTQ)

Que Llueva Café

The Anhelo Project

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

QuestBridge – National College Match

Golden Door Scholars (open to all)

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

TheDream.US Scholarship (open to all)


Scholarship Lists and/or Search Engines Inclusive of Undocumented Students

College Greenlight

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)


Video Series and Documentaries

College Uncomplicated – UndocU Video Series


Dreamers to Doctors

Living Undocumented

No Le Digas a Nadie


National Organizations Adovcating for Undocumented Students

NACAC Legislative Action Center

American School Counselor Association

National Immigration Law Center

United We Dream


How to Contact Your Elected Officials


U.S. Senators

U.S. Representatives

State Governor

State Legislators