EC Supports Undocumented & DREAMer Students


At Edgewood College, we believe in the life, dignity and equality of the human person and that every person is created with infinite value, equally worthy of care and respect. We are committed to recruiting, enrolling and supporting a diverse student population, regardless of documentation and citizenship. With this foundation and guiding principle(s), we consider undocumented and DACA students living in the United States as candidates for admissions. 

  • Students living within the state of Wisconsin qualify for in-state tuition, regardless of status, at Edgewood College.
  • Institutional financial aid and scholarships are available for undocumented and DACA students at Edgewood College.
  • Undocumented students and DACA students follow the same application process that all students at Edgewood College. 
  • If you do not have a social security number, please leave that space blank on the admissions application. Please do not use a false Social Security Number, your DACA-issued Social Security Number, your Employment Authorization Number, or your Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN), during any part of the admission application process.

Financial Aid & Scholarships for Undocumented/DACA Students

Federal and state financial aid is not available for Undocumented and DACA students; however, Edgewood College offers academic scholarships, talent scholarships, and specialty awards. 

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is not required to be eligible for Edgewood College academic scholarships, talent, and specialty awards. 

Instead, students without citizenship status are encouraged to complete the 2019-2020 Edgewood College Undocumented/DACA Student Financial Aid Application. Please complete this one-page paper application and send to ecentral@edgewood.edu.

DREAMer Educational Scholarship

DREAMER Scholarship: Students currently enrolled at Edgewood College can apply for the DREAMER Educational Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a current full-time, undocumented, undergraduate student(s) in financial need. Academic standing will also be considered in the selection process.

For additional information about this scholarship, please visit: DREAMer Educational Scholarship

Freshmen Scholarships

Academic Scholarships: Students admitted to Edgewood College are automatically considered for renewable academic scholarships typically ranging from $6,000-$13,000 per year. No additional application is required. Scholarship level is based on a combination of high school grade point average and ACT test scores. Undocumented and DACA students are eligible for the same academic scholarships offered to all students.

Talent and Specialty Awards: Students admitted to Edgewood College are invited to apply for additional renewable talent and specialty awards typically ranging from $500-$8,000 per year. Undocumented and DACA students are also eligible for institutional talent and specialty-awards offered to all students.

Community Scholars Award: Freshmen students admitted to Edgewood College are invited to apply to the Community Scholars Award. This scholarship is awarded to students who are academically motivated Dane County residents who demonstrate financial need. Students with a strong interest in serving the civic needs of Dane County during college and after graduation are encouraged to apply.

Please review Freshmen Scholarship opportunities here: Freshmen Scholarships

Transfer Scholarships

Academic Scholarships: Students admitted to Edgewood College are automatically considered for the following merit-based scholarships typically ranging from $2,000-$6,000 per year. No additional application is required to receive these scholarships. These scholarships are available to students who transfer to Edgewood College with 12 or more credits from an accredited institution. Continuous, full-time enrollment is required. Undocumented and DACA students are also eligible for institutional talent and specialty-awards offered to all students.

Talent and Specialty Awards: Students admitted to Edgewood College are invited to apply for competitive merit and need-based awards typically ranging from $500-$8,000. Students are selected for these awards based on their demonstrated interests and experiences.  Undocumented and DACA students are also eligible for institutional talent and specialty-awards offered to all students.

Please review Transfer Scholarship opportunities here: Transfer Scholarships


Who to Contact with Questions

  • Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    • Derek Johnson, Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions 
    • 608-663-2327, DerekJohnson@edgewood.edu

  • Edgewood Central/Financial Aid Office
    • Kari Gribble, Director of Edgewood Central and Financial Aid
    • 608-663-2305, KGribble@edgewood.edu
  • Office of Diversity & Inclusion
    • Tony García, Director of Diversity & Inclusion and Special Advisor to the President's Cabinet
    • 608-663-3274, Diversity@edgewood.edu