Meredith College is committed to helping women achieve their educational and professional goals by earning an undergraduate degree.
Although financial aid resources for undocumented students are limited in both type and amount at Meredith, we encourage you to explore the opportunities that are listed below - and then speak with a financial assistance counselor if you have questions. You, and your family, should be prepared to assume the primary responsibility for financing your education.
In order to qualify for federal financial assistance, a student must be a U.S. citizen or national, a U.S. permanent resident, a citizen of the Freely Associated States, or meet the requirements of an eligible noncitizen. Generally, eligible noncitizens include permanent residents, conditional permanent residents, holders of I-94 records with a designation of Refugee, Asylum Granted, Parolee, T-Visa, Cuban-Haitian Entrant, or Victim of Human Trafficking. Please refer to the FAFSA for a more specific definition of an eligible noncitizen.
If you are in the U.S. and have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) you will be ineligible for federal student aid.
If you are a citizen or eligible non-citizen, please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
If you are not a citizen or eligible non-citizen, please complete the Application for Institutional Aid to be considered for scholarship assistance funded by Meredith College. Below you will find scholarships that are more specifically geared towards undocumented students.
Please feel free to explore the sites below for additional information and tips for Financial Aid.
Finanical Aid and Undocumented Students: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/financial-aid-and-undocumented-students.pdf
FAFSA Completion Tips for Immigrant Families: https://www.cfnc.org/static/pdf/home/sc/pdf/FAFSA_Tips_ImFams.pdf
NAFSAA Tip Sheet for Undocumented Students: https://www.nasfaa.org/uploads/documents/Tip_Sheet_for_Undocumented_Students_2020-21.pdf
Details about aid eligible non-Citizens: https://ifap.ed.gov/fsahandbook/attachments/1516Vol1Ch2.pdf