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Latinx and Undocumented Student Support Services

Our commitment to serving the undocumented and Latinx communities stem from personal experiences and the stories that other students have shared with us. The goal is to empower students by providing them with safe spaces and resources that can help them thrive and meet their fullest potential.

Student Services

  • Referrals to on- and off-campus resources for health care, housing, internships and employment, food security, transportation, law, student support programs, and other needs.
  • Advice on how to navigate college and family expectations.
  • A safe space to reflect on yourself, your family, and your community experiences.
  • Culturally relevant programming and events.
  • In collaboration with the Career Center, information on and referrals for internships and employment.  
  • Individual assistance to complete applications for financial aid (FAFSA) and the Minnesota Dream Act State Grant.
  • Financial aid award letter review.
  • Collaborative workshops about financial aid
  • Information on Metropolitan State University scholarships such as IME BECAS.
  • Information about student organizations such as Pueblo.

Hours and appointments

MAIR Coordinators are available Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. We are in the office three days a week and work remotely two days a week. If you wish to meet with us in the office, email to schedule an appointment.

Resources for Undocumented Students

  • Minnesota Dream Act: The application for in-state tuition and state grants to undocumented and DACAmented students who meet certain criteria.
  • NAVIGATE MN/Unidos MN Education Fund: Resources to help immigrant students regardless of immigration status who are pursuing higher education in Minnesota.
  • Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota: A nonprofit agency providing immigration legal assistance to low-income immigrants and refugees in Minnesota.

Scholarships

  • Metropolitan State University Foundation Scholarships: Application Period: March 1–March 31 and September 15-October 15 of every year.
  • IME BECAS SCHOLARSHIP: Offered in partnership with Metropolitan State University and the Mexican Consulate’s Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME-BECAS) Application Period: August 30-September 17, 2021.
  • Page Grants: Awarded to students of color, 18–35 years old, who graduate from a Minnesota high school and attend a Minnesota post-secondary institution. Application Period: January 1–May 1 of every year.
  • Free-4U: Scholarship database for high school, college, and graduate students.
  • Latino Scholarship Fund: Available to high school seniors and non-traditional students. See website for application availability.
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF): The nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization offers a scholarship resource guide and a scholarship for law school students.
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship: Assists high school, undergraduate, and graduate students of Hispanic heritage to obtain a university degree.

For more information contact:

Karina Moreno (Yo hablo Español), Student Success Coordinator for Latinx and Undocumented Students