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. Dreamers Roadmap is a free national mobile app that helps undocumented students find scholarships to go to college. 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. And we encourage you to apply for the DREAMer Next Door Scholarship, which is stewarded by a Marquette alumna, Isioma Nwabuzor. 

Students from local communities may also be eligible for the All-In Milwaukee Scholarship, the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Scholarship, the Mexican Fiesta/Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Program, and the Dreamers of Wisconsin scholarship.

A new national scholarship for Dreamers is the Golden Doors Scholarship. While Marquette is not a "partner" school, this organization considers eligible students on a case-by-case basis.  

For Dreamers applying to or in graduate or professional school, please visit the Academics and Career Paths resource page for information regarding fellowships. 

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.