Admissions and Financial Aid for DREAMers

No federal law prohibits colleges and universities from offering admission to Dreamers, and Dreamers are able to apply regularly through the Marquette application or the Common Application. For application and financial aid instructions for undocumented students, please visit the Marquette undergraduate admissions page.

Although Dreamers are not eligible for federal financial aid, they are eligible for Marquette grants and scholarships and many private scholarships. You can also find additional lists of private scholarships that don’t require proof of legal residency on the Immigrants Rising and MALDEF websites and many tips at Affordable Colleges Online.

Students from local communities may also be eligible for the Ramirez Family Foundation Scholarship, the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Scholarship, and the Mexican Fiesta/Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Program.

Students from Illinois may be eligible for the IL Dream Fund.

Current Marquette students who are experiencing financial barriers to applying for or renewing their DACA permits should reach out to Jacki Black at to be connected to possible resources.