How Aid Works

Undocumented Students

Stanford treats undocumented students as US domestic students in the undergraduate admission process, assessing their applications under the same need-blind admission policy it uses for citizens of the United States. Stanford will use institutional funds to meet the full demonstrated financial need of undocumented students who are admitted.

The information on the Parent Contribution page and the Student Responsibility page applies to undocumented students and their families.  Eligibility for scholarship funds will be determined based on individual family financial circumstances. 

Financial aid application requirements and priority filing dates for undocumented students are the same as for US citizens.  Please refer to the requirements for US Citizens & Eligible Noncitizens on the application Dates and Requirements page, with the following exceptions:

  • If you (the student) do not have a valid Social Security number, do not submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students with Social Security numbers should complete the FAFSA.
  • California residents should file the California Dream Act Application no later than March 2nd of the spring before enrollment.  If you file the Dream Act Application, there is no need to complete the FAFSA.
  • All applicants for institutional funds must submit the CSS Profile.  Be sure to complete the domestic version by indicating your current residence in the US.
  • After completing the CSS Profile, you will be asked to provide tax documents via the IDOC system.
Updated on June 7, 2017 8:37 AM