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Students with undocumented or DACA status submit their application to Wellesley the same way as all first-year applicants to the College. However, students with undocumented or DACA status have a slightly different process for submitting financial aid documents.

For financial aid purposes, Wellesley considers undocumented and DACA students as international citizens. Financial assistance is available for a limited number of undocumented and DACA students. Wellesley is committed to meeting 100 percent of calculated need for all admitted undocumented and DACA students who apply for financial aid during the admission process. Admitted undocumented and DACA students will receive financial assistance in the form of grant aid. Students will not be expected to borrow (via a student loan) as part of their aid packages. If students are ineligible to work in the United States, students will receive grant aid in place of the typical school year work-study and summer work earnings expectation.

As you start building out your application and thinking more about Wellesley, be sure to visit our FAQ page! And, when in doubt, do not hesitate to reach out directly to us at admission@wellesley.edu. We’re here to help and cheer you on.