Financial Aid for Undocumented Residents

Penn is committed to supporting admitted undergraduate students with DACA status or who are undocumented. 

If an applicant is able to meet Penn’s rigorous admission standards and is admitted, Penn’s aid program will meet the admitted student’s full demonstrated need, as determined by Student Financial Services, regardless of citizenship.

Applicants should indicate their intention to apply for aid at the same time they apply for admission. Applicants who do not indicate an intention to apply for aid at the time of admission, and are subsequently admitted to Penn, will not receive need-based institutional assistance during any part of their Penn enrollment.

As a private university, Penn uses its own institutional funds to provide financial aid to eligible students who are not U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens. If a non-citizen student becomes a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen while at Penn, they will be able to apply for federal financial aid.

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