Financial Aid/Scholarships

Undocumented students are ineligible for state (TAP) or federal (PELL) financial aid. However, you may qualify for certain private scholarships, depending on the requirements. You should look into:

DREAM.US offers $25,000 two- and four-year scholarships for prospective CUNY Dreamers.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities to see additional scholarships that do not require proof of citizenship.

CCNY’s Macaulay Honors College
If you have an outstanding academic record you should consider the Honors College. If you meet the in-state tuition requirements described above and are accepted into the honors college, you qualify for a full tuition scholarship, a laptop, and a stipend.

Outstanding international students and students with Deferred Action (DACA) are eligible for: Carnegie Junior Fellows, DAAD programs, Gates Cambridge, Humanity in Action, Public Policy Junior Summer Institutes, Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, and NYC Urban Fellows. Students with DACA are also eligible for the Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Hispanic Scholarships Fund, and Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Contact Jennifer Lutton, National Scholarship Coordinator in the Honors Center to find out more: or 212.650.6726