We offer a dedicated staff member for advocacy, resource referral, and social programming for Undocumented Students, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival recipients and Temporary Protective status recipients.
Our goal is to have students who are navigating the college experience with any of these identities to find community and spaces to feel supported throughout their college experience. Check out Your Immigration Resources at Rutgers
Financial Aid and Scholarships
- NJ FINANCIAL AID FOR DREAMERS - Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA): The New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application allows undocumented students in eligible New Jersey colleges and universities to apply for state financial aid. For more information on eligibility and application process.
- Dream.us: Rutgers partners with The Dream.US, a scholarship fund for DREAMers across the nation. This fund provides scholarships of up to $12,500 for Rutgers students. The scholarship helps cover tuition, fees, books, supplies, and transportation expenses for those who would otherwise be unable to attend college. To Apply, visit: Dream.us
- Scholarship & Fellowship Directory for Undocumented Students: The scholarships and fellowships compiled below are available to undocumented students across the U.S. at the undergraduate and graduate level.
- The Hispanic Scholarship Foundation is awarding scholarships to high school seniors, undergraduates, graduate students, and community college transfers. Awards range from $500 to $5,000. This scholarship opportunity is open to undocumented students with DACA.
- MALDEF’: civil rights organization that has supported the next generation of civil rights advocates for the Latino community. MALDEF currently offers a Scholarship Resource Guide for high school, college, and graduate students, plus a Law School Scholarship Program for law students.
- Golden Door Scholars: provides scholarships for DACA students and scholarships for undocumented students. High school seniors or recent graduates may qualify, but preference will be given to high school graduates from states that require undocumented students to pay out-of-state tuition.
Rutgers Immigration Community Assistance Project (RICAP)
RICAP strives to foster a safe environment on campus and to remove barriers to student success by providing immigration legal services. RICAP hosts community forums, informational Immigration presentations, and Know-Your-Rights training on all Rutgers campuses.
If you're seeking an appointment or have general questions, please contact RICAP:
- To Request an appointment with Immigration Attorney Jason Hernandez: Email: Mary Hewey firstname.lastname@example.org
- Appointments: All consultations are confidential and at no cost.
- General Inquiries: RICAP-Info@law.rutgers.edu
- Phone: (856) 225-2302
News & Engagement
- Undocu Rutgers is a student-led organization seeking to empower, assist and advocate for undocumented students. Connect with them at https://linktr.ee/undocurutgers
- Sign up for the monthly newsletter, Undocu, by emailing email@example.com
- For policies / advisories and executive orders, check out DACA UPDATES