DREAMers and Undocumented Students

Bates Technical College is committed to providing college access to all interested students, regardless of citizenship or immigration status. BatesTech minimizes barriers for undocumented students by offering in-state tuition, grant funds, and scholarships to eligible DREAMers. Additionally, the college created these comprehensive resource pages to further support the diverse needs of these students. On these pages, DREAMers and undocumented students will find information on admission to the college, financial aid, privacy and confidentiality policies, as well as other valuable resources.

Who Are Undocumented Students & DREAMers?

Undocumented students are students who are not U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or “eligible non-citizens.” Undocumented students are sometimes referred to as “DREAMers.” This term generally refers to undocumented youths who have lived in the United States from a very young age.

Our Commitment

Our Mission
Bates Technical College enriches our diverse communities by inspiring student learning, challenging greater achievement, and educating for employment.

Our Vision
Bates Technical College helps students realize their potential for growth and success through innovative instruction in a nurturing, diverse environment. Students achieve their career and personal goals, strengthening the region’s social and economic vibrancy. Strong local and global partnerships with business, industry, labor and the public make the college a respected contributor to community vitality.

Our Diversity Statement
Diversity supports the mission of Bates Technical College. Respecting and promoting diversity is vital to the education of our students and to the learning environment of our campus community. We foster an atmosphere where each of us is valued for our intellectual and cultural perspectives, increasing our ability to reflect critically and resolve challenges. We share a wealth of experiences that strengthens us individually and as a society. As students and educators, we commit to building a diverse and engaged community.


For any questions related to this information, please contact the Admissions Office, 253-680-7017.