Undocumented Students

Citizenship requirements vary between Aid Programs. Some aid programs have citizenship requirements, but others do not. Review the eligibility requirements of each aid program to determine if it requires U.S. citizenship status. Most merit-based scholarships don't have citizenship requirements. 

Many other aid programs are only available to students who meet these Citizenship Requirements for federal aid programs. Based on these requirements, international, undocumented, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students are not eligible to receive federal grants, federal student or parent loans, or need-based grants from TU.

MHEC Aid Programs

The citizenship requirements vary for aid programs from the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).  Non-citizens who attend TU and qualify for in-state tuition via the Dream Act and DACA provisions in Maryland's tuition residency requirements are eligible to apply for the following MHEC aid programs, but must still meet all other requirements and application deadlines.  

*To apply for the need-based EA, GA, and Part-Time Grants, EVERY YEAR you must login into MHEC's MDCAPS system and complete a Maryland State Financial Aid Application (MSFAA). 

Grant App Deadline:  To apply these grants for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024, you must submit a 2023-2024 MSFAA by March 1, 2023.

To apply for the Cybersecurity Scholarships, login to MDCAPS.

For Delegate and Senatorial​ scholarship information follow these links.

Undocumented ROTC students at UMES, Bowie, Coppin, & Morgan State Universities can also apply for Richard W. Collins Leadership Scholarship​​.

To review all MHEC aid programs, see State Aid.  

In-state Tuition Status Options

Two different University System of Maryland tuition residency policies help many undocumented students qualify for in-state tuition rates.  The first policy is the Maryland Dream Act which applies to many different types of undocumented students.  The second policy only applies to students who were granted DACA status through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  For more information on both programs, see tuition residency requirements.

Additional Guidance on Aid Options

Private Scholarships