APPLYING FOR AID

DACA and Undocumented Students

Rice University welcomes all applicants and considers candidates for undergraduate admission without regard to nationality or citizenship, including undocumented students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status at the time of admission and those without DACA status who have studied in the U.S. for a minimum of 5 years, who have or will graduate from a U.S. high school and who have lived in the U.S. for an extended period of time.

Additionally, Rice University welcomes applications from students who have been granted U.S. Asylee/Refugee status. Students who have obtained the U.S. Asylee/Refugee status are considered domestic candidates for admission and financial aid consideration. Rice University practices need-blind admission and meets the full demonstrated financial need of admitted domestic students through a combination of scholarship awards, work study and available loans.

For domestic students, Rice University follows need-blind admissions and meets the full demonstrated financial need of admitted students through a combination of scholarship awards, work study and available loans. Domestic students are individuals who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, undocumented students who have been granted DACA status at the time of admission or undocumented students who do not hold DACA status but are long-term residents in the U.S. and who graduated from a U.S. high school.

Refer to the First Year Applicants webpage for application instructions.

Rice University also welcomes applications from students who are under Temporary Protected Status. Students who have obtained Temporary Protected Status are considered international candidates for admission and financial aid consideration. More information regarding Rice admission policies for international students may be found here.

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Connect with a Financial Aid Counselor

We know that figuring out financial aid can be a confusing and stressful process. Don't worry - our financial aid counselors are here to help. As you navigate this process, we're available to answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to getting to know you!

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Additional Resources

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CALL

713-348-4958

EMAIL

fina@rice.edu

WALK-IN HOURS

M-F 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT

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