Students with DACA or Undocumented Status

Hopkins is committed to bringing the brightest minds to campus, regardless of immigration status.

We believe students from all backgrounds should be able to pursue the promise of opportunity afforded by an education at America’s first research university. Our institution supports students with DACA or undocumented status so you can participate fully, safely, and equally in our educational, research, and service mission.

Applying to Hopkins

Students with DACA or undocumented status are considered domestic applicants—not international applicants—for admissions and financial aid purposes at Hopkins. That means you’ll go through the same application process for undergraduate admissions as all U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other eligible noncitizens.

If you have any questions about being a student with DACA or undocumented status, please contact Juan de la Rosa Díaz at

Students with DACA and Undocumented Status FAQ


Hopkins accepts both the Common Application and Coalition on Scoir. We share key dates and break down the process to make sure you and your family have all the information needed to submit your best application.

Learn More About Application Deadlines & Requirements

Understanding Financial Aid

We want all students to have the opportunity to pursue their goals without financial barriers.

We work with your family to understand your unique circumstances to determine what you can pay toward college costs. Then, we cover the rest through need-based scholarships that don’t need to be paid back and potential work-study opportunities. Because of this, most of our students pay far less than the cost of attendance, and some pay nothing at all.

As a student with DACA or undocumented status, financial circumstances won’t factor into your admissions decision as part of our need-blind policy. 

  • You can apply for aid using the College Board’s CSS Profile and IDOC service; you do not need to complete the FAFSA. 
  • You’ll be automatically considered for merit scholarships and do not need to submit a separate application. 

Students with DACA or undocumented status are not eligible for federal aid but may receive institutional aid directly from Hopkins.


We review students with DACA or undocumented status as domestic students in our financial aid process. If your family demonstrates that you can only pay part of college costs, or none at all, we cover the rest. Follow our step-by-step instructions to apply for need-based scholarships and work-study opportunities.

Learn How to Apply for Financial Aid

Campus Resources

We offer a variety of support for our students from many backgrounds, including those with DACA or undocumented status. Check out our resources.