In alignment with its commitment to intentional diversity, Augsburg College has worked with and for undocumented students since 2007 and earned recognition as an undocu-friendly institution in the state of Minnesota.
Applications for admission from undocumented students are reviewed and considered solely on the basis of academic achievement and potential. Moreover, generous institutional financial aid is available to incoming first-year and transfer undocumented students pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
Our Commitment to Supporting All Students
We have deepened the impact of our commitment to undocumented and DACA students by pledging to be a part of National Institutions Coming Out Day. As part of this pledge, Augsburg commits to:
- Broaden access to higher education for the estimated 11,400 undocumented youths in Minnesota, in part by providing institutional aid and grants to incoming first-year and transfer undocumented and DACA students admitted and enrolled in the undergraduate day program for the 2015-16 year.
- Reduce financial barriers faced by undocumented students so they can participate in academic and co-curricular activities that are core experiences for any college student — including internships, undergraduate research, supplemental instruction sessions, community engagement, and student leadership opportunities.
- Empower undocumented and DACA students to come out of the shadows, to develop self-advocacy skills, to persist in their academic studies, and to graduate.
Augsburg recognizes that there is still work to be done to ensure that undocumented students, their families, and allies are fully supported from the time they inquire about the application process to graduation. We hope this site for undocumented students will continue to add helpful information and resources aimed to assist you through your college search and journey here at Augsburg College!