Admissions & Financial Aid

Cornell welcomes applications for admission and financial aid from undocumented/DACAmented students. If you have questions about the admission and financial process at Cornell University please contact admissions@cornell.edu.  Undergraduate admissions and financial aid strongly recommends that undocumented/DACAmented students contact them at the start of the admissions and financial aid process. 

Undergraduate Admisions

DACA students applying to Cornell University: Cornell includes Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) students within the University’s need-blind admissions. 

Undocumented students applying to Cornell University: Admissions decisions for international applicants and undocumented applicants without DACA status will be need-aware.

Financial Aid

Does Cornell University provide financial aid for Undocumented/DACAmented students?
Undergraduate students who hold DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) status granted by the federal government and students who have been long-term undocumented individuals will be considered domestic students by Cornell University for purposes of admissions and financial aid, and thus are eligible for admissions and need-based institutional financial aid

Emergency Funds for DACA Renewal
Cornell University offers funding for enrolled students to renew their DACA.