First-Generation College Students

Are you the first in your family to attend college? Or maybe you the first in your family to attend college in the United States? If so, this page is for you! For more detailed information or to speak with someone in person, please reach out to Ms. Catino in room 1030 (outside the cafeteria). Ms. Catino is here to help!

¿Eres el primero en tu familia en asistir a la universidad? ¿O tal vez eres el primero en tu familia en asistir a la universidad en los Estados Unidos? Si es así, ¡esta página es para ti! Para obtener información más detallada o hablar con alguien en persona, comuníquese con la Sra. Catino en la habitación 1030.

College: What it is all about and why it matters (

Campus Services: There is support when you need it


Undocumented Students: Students who are undocumented can enroll in college at many schools across the country and in Virginia. Students who are undocumented will most likely pay out-or-state tuition costs and are not eligible for federal student aid.

July 2020 update: Undocumented Virginia residents are now eligible for in-state tuition!! Check with each college financial aid office for more information.  Basic requirements for eligibility: undocumented students are eligible for in-state tuition, as long as they’ve lived in Virginia for at least two years, and they or their parents filed taxes.


NVCC Undocumented/DACA Student Resources

For Undocumented Students- Big Future

Best Colleges: College Guide for Undocumented Students

College Advising Guide for Undocumented Students

The Undocumented Student’s Guide To College


6 Things Undocumented Students need to know about College

Scholarships & Paying for College:


Financial Aid and Undocumented Students             Financial Aid and Undocumented Students (Spanish)

Tip Sheet for Undocumented Students                    Golden Door Scholars

Scholarships that do not require a student to be a Citizen


College Fly-in Programs

*Arlington Public Schools does not sponsor, endorse, recommend or screen the individuals or companies whose offers are posted here. Families and students are reminded that they need to complete their own research on these individuals or companies to determine if they wish to engage in any of their opportunities or services.