Undocumented, DREAMer, DACA Students, Mixed-Status Families
Christian Brothers University was founded upon the Lasallian values of faith, community, and service. We believe that there should be affordable education for all and are committed to DREAMers’ success. We have been supporting DREAMers and undocumented students since 2014 through partnerships with groups such as TheDream.US and Equal Chance for Education. Interested students are invited to apply today. YOU are welcome here!
Admissions FAQs for DREAMers
Who are classified as DREAMers?
Dreamers are students that were brought to the U.S. as children and may be undocumented, DACA recipients, TPS recipients, or other domestic students ineligible to complete the FAFSA.
Necesito asistencia en español. ¿Con quién me comunico?
La Oficina de Admisiones tiene personal bilingüe listos para ayudarle. Llame al (901) 321-3205 o envié un correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org para poder atenderle.
How do I know if I am eligible to complete the FAFSA as a Domestic, Non-US Citizen?
For questions about eligibility for FAFSA as a Non-US Citizen, please see https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/eligibility/requirements/non-us-citizens
Does CBU require citizenship status to apply?
CBU does not require the disclosure of immigration or legal status to apply.
Do DREAMers qualify for financial aid at CBU?
Yes! CBU offers merit-based scholarships and grants to Dreamers. We also offer two competitive scholarship programs through our partnership with TheDream.US and Equal Chance for Education.
How do I know if I am eligible to apply for CBU’s DREAMer scholarship programs?
You must be eligible for admission to CBU and meet the academic and immigration requirements of TheDream.US or for Equal Chance for Education. If you are in Tennessee, you might be eligible for Equal Chance for Education. If you are in a locked-out state, you might be eligible for TheDream.US Opportunity Scholarship.
I do not meet the eligibility criteria for the scholarships from TheDream.US or Equal Chance for Education. What can I do?
Contact the Office of Admissions at email@example.com or (901) 321-3205 to talk more about your individual situation. We are here to help!
Are there any other additional scholarships for DREAMers?
Of course! There are outside scholarships that Dreamers are eligible for. Check out the following websites:
I am a DREAMer attending another institution. What is the process to transfer to CBU?
CBU welcomes Dreamers looking to transfer from a community college or university. Contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 321-3205 for more information on the application process and financial aid available for transfer students.
How can I receive more information?
Contact the Office of Admissions at email@example.com or (901) 321-3205 and let us know you are a Dreamer. List your current state and high school in your email.
What are some events I can attend to know more about CBU and their support for DREAMers?
We will be hosting events throughout the academic year. Check out https://www.cbu.edu/visit-cbu/open-house/ for a list of in-person and virtual events.
I am a high school counselor, faculty, or college advisor. How can I contact someone to come talk at our school about access to college for DREAMers/undocumented students?
Contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 321-3205. We would love to share information and resources with your school!
What are some additional resources for DREAMers?
Our partner organizations, Equal Chance for Education and TheDream.US, are great sources of information. You can also check out United We Dream, Immigrants Rising, Latino Memphis, Su Casa Family Ministries, and World Relief Memphis