Aid for Undocumented Students

If you are an undocumented student, DACA recipient or DREAMer, although you cannot complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), there are types of aid available for you! Make sure you connect with the Office of Admissions regarding all merit scholarship opportunities open to all students who apply to Regis University. The Office of Admissions may also give you contact information for other departments on campus who have merit scholarship opportunities for gifted students, such as Honors, Music, and Athletics.

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Asset Application Form

All DREAMers are encouraged to complete our Asset Application. This form is similar to the FAFSA and allows our office to review your financial information and determine an expected family contribution number (EFC) without the FAFSA.

After completing our Asset Application, traditional undergraduate students with an institutionally calculated EFC (expected family contribution) between 0 and 5,000 may be eligible for up to $10,000 in Colorado Student Grant funds and $5,000 in Regis Grant funds. If your EFC is between 5,001 - 10,000, you may be eligible for $10,000 in Colorado Student Grant funds and $2,500 in Regis Grant Funds. If your EFC is between 10,001 and 15,000, you may be eligible for $10,000 in Regis Grant funds. These funds are in addition to any merit scholarships awarded to you from Regis University, up to the cost of tuition and fees if you are living at home or off-campus. If you are living on-campus, you may receive these scholarship and grant funds, as well as any external scholarships, up to the total cost of attendance. For Colorado Student Grant eligibility, you must submit our Colorado Residency Form so that we are able to document your Colorado Residency status.

Post-traditional undergraduate students who submit the ASSET application, have a calculated EFC of 0 - 10,000 and are Colorado Residents as determined by our Colorado Residency Form, will be reviewed for Colorado Student Grant eligibility. State and institutional funding, in addition to any external scholarship funds, cannot exceed the cost of attendance.

Please note: DACA/Asset students are not eligible for the College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend at Regis University. Per the state of Colorado guidelines, at a private institution, students must complete a FAFSA, receive a Federal Pell Grant, as well as be a Colorado Resident, and have graduated from a Colorado High School in order to qualify for COF.

Work Study

If you have a social security card for work authorization purposes, you are also eligible for a work study award at Regis University. When you complete your Asset Application and submit it to the Office of Financial Aid, you will work with your financial aid counselor to ensure the work study award is included as part of your financial aid offer.

External Scholarships

We also encourage all students (prospective and current) to apply for external scholarships. External scholarships are not awarded through Regis University but through other organizations or nonprofits. Here are a few links for external scholarships specifically for DREAMers:

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute La Plaza (scholarship and financial aid guide)
DREAMer’s Roadmap Latin American Educational Foundation
Fastweb Latinas First Foundation
Get Schooled Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Golden Door Scholars TheDream.US
Hispanic Scholarship Fund

As God does not abandon his people, neither will we abandon them. God's people are our people. We stand with DACA students and the entire immigrant community.

Fr. John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., former President