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Financial Aid for Undocumented Students
Funding from the College is available to students who are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents. Illinois residents may qualify for a state grant. Funding from private sources is also available. This page provides links to and details about securing such funding.
|Lake Forest Scholarships|
|Unless noted otherwise, undocumented students are eligible for the scholarships found on our Scholarships Page.|
|Lake Forest Grant|
|Grants are similar to scholarships - you do not repay them. A grant is “need-based” so it considers your family income and other resources. To apply, complete our Undocumented Student Financial Aid Application for 2020-2021.|
|Total Lake Forest Funding|
Students enrolling for the first time in the fall of 2020 may receive grant and scholarship funds totaling up to $40,000.
You can expect to receive similar aid each year if your academic performance is consistent with the standards of the College. An annual application is not required.
|Federal and State Grants and Loans|
You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to receive federal grant, loan or work-study funds.
However, if you are an Illinois resident (see bottom of right hand column), the RISE Act allows you to apply for the following State funds:
(1) applications available summer/fall 2020
More information (video)
|Private Scholarships and Grants|
The following sites will help you identify scholarship opportunities outside of Lake Forest College.
|Work-Study is an opportunity to have a part-time job on campus, and is funded by the College. In most cases the amount offered is up to $2,500 per year, though this is not guaranteed. To qualify, you must: (1) have DACA status, and (2) show financial need (Undocumented Student Financial Aid Application), and (3) have an employment authorization document.|
|Private Student Loans|
|Loans may be available if you have a credit-worthy co-signor who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The College is not a lender. View some of the loan options.|
Undocumented Student’s Guide to College (Illinois publication)