Undocumented/DACA

Bowdoin is a community of diverse backgrounds and experiences. The College is committed to supporting and guiding students, regardless of national origin or citizenship status, through the application process and, upon their matriculation to Bowdoin, providing them with the support and resources they need to excel.  For each entering class, we bring students who respect different views, beliefs, and opinions and who welcome the challenges associated with such diversity. Bowdoin’s commitment to the Common Good and to educating “leaders in all walks of life” are some of the principles that guides our selection process. 

Admissions:

Undocumented or DACA students should follow the same application process for all first-year or transfer domestic students. As with all domestic applicants, students will be evaluated within the context of their high school.  In order to accurately assess each applicant, we encourage all students to share any information pertaining to their unique experiences to the selection committee.


Financial Aid:

Bowdoin meets 100% of demonstrated need of all students, regardless of citizenship, and will provide an institutional package compromised of grants, in addition to on-campus employment. As per our financial aid policy, we package no loans as part of the financial aid award. In order to apply for financial aid, we require the following forms:

     - CSS Profile

     - Parent's income tax returns

     - Non-Tax filer statement if your parents do not file taxes

Parental citizenship status will NOT affect your financial aid eligibility at Bowdoin since aid is determined solely by financial need.  For more information on applying for financial aid, please refer to the Bowdoin Student Aid website.

Undocumented students with employment authorization may be able to find on and off-campus employment.

For more information regarding admissions, please email Director of Admissions, Claudia Marroquin (cmarroqu@bowdoin.edu). 


Student Affairs: 

As Undocumented & DACA students transition to Bowdoin as full-time students, our office of Student Affairs has several resources available to support student throughout their time at the College.  Leana Amaez, Associate Dean of Students for Diversity and Inclusion, is currently serving as a resource on issues of immigration for the College and can be reached at lamaez@bowdoin.edu

Please refer to the following page for more information on resources and Bowdoin's statement of support for all members of our community.