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Undocumented and DACA Students

The University of Richmond values a diverse community which brings together students from all backgrounds and experiences in an inclusive and caring community dedicated to personal and intellectual growth.

The University welcomes applications from all students regardless of citizenship or residency. All applications are reviewed holistically and the unique accomplishments and attributes of each applicant are considered within the context of their educational environment.

We are committed to meeting the full demonstrated need of all students admitted as freshmen to our full-time undergraduate degree programs. Students who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents should apply for financial aid consideration at the point of their application for admission. All applicants are also eligible to compete for university-funded merit scholarships.

For students who are neither U.S. Citizens nor U.S. Permanent Residents — including undocumented, refugee, aslyee, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival students who graduated from U.S. high schools — the commitment to meeting a student’s full demonstrated need means that the University provides financial aid awards that do not include loans. While the University provides financial aid awards that meet every admitted student’s full demonstrated need, the Office of Admission is need-aware when reviewing applications from students who are not U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents.

Undocumented and DACA students with questions about the application process should feel free to contact the Office of Admission for a confidential conversation about the opportunities available to them at the University of Richmond.

How do I apply?

Non-U.S. citizens and non-permanent residents apply under the same application plans as all other students; pay attention to specific requirements for non-U.S. citizens. While admission to the University is competitive, each applicant is considered within the context of his or her educational environment. You can view the most recent first-year class academic profile online. The academic profile alone cannot fully represent the special talents and accomplishments of admitted students, their compelling essays, and the recommendations submitted on their behalf.

Am I eligible to be considered for merit scholarships?

Yes, all applicants are considered for merit based scholarships provided they apply for admission by the University’s merit scholarship consideration deadline.

How do I apply for need-based financial aid?

If you believe you will need financial aid during your education, you should complete and submit the International Financial Certification Form and CSS PROFILE by the application plan deadline of your choice. Our PROFILE code is 5569.

Can I work on campus?

Students who have an Employment Authorization Document, available to those who qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, are eligible for on-campus employment.

Do you require a social security number to apply for admission, or to enroll?

Richmond does not require a social security number for application or enrollment. If a student is eligible and chooses to work on campus, or applies for federal or state financial aid, the student must have a valid SSN.