Undocumented Students

Loyola welcomes all students to its campuses

As a Jesuit, Catholic University, we strive to be a welcoming and supportive environment for each and every student. Loyola welcomes applications from all students regardless of immigration status. Loyola admits students without regard to their race, color, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, ancestry, military discharge or status, marital status, parental status, or any other protected status. Undocumented students and students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status are treated and considered the same as any other Loyola applicant during the review process.

Apply to Loyola

Undocumented and DACA students should follow the same application process as a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. This applies for students coming directly from high school as well as students interested in transferring in from another undergraduate institution. We will consider all materials submitted during the application review process.

Financial Aid at Loyola

Undocumented and DACA students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but they can be considered for merit-based scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to academically qualified students based on the review of their application. It is important that a student apply by the priority application deadline in order to be considered for any merit-based scholarships. Loyola also offers a very limited number of Magis Scholarships for undocumented students. These competitive scholarships can cover tuition, on-campus room and board, and student fees. More information on the Magis Scholarships is provided to students after admission to the University.

Your admission counselor can answer questions about applying to Loyola University Chicago as an undocumented or DACA student. To find out who your counselor is, visit our admission counselor site.

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