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Updated: May 2017

Does your college knowingly admit undocumented students?

Yes

Would you advise the disclosure of their status in the application process through their essay or counselor recommendation?

We do not require an essay or recommendation.

Contact person for undocumented students, parents, and counselors:

Luis Alarcon
Coordinator of Recruitment
(847) 214-7689
jalarcon@elgin.edu

Do you have institutional aid or merit/talent based scholarships for which an undocumented student would be eligible?

Merit Based- Top 10% and top 20% of high school class are eligible for Trustee Academic Scholarships. Additionally both need and merit based scholarships are available through the ECC Foundation. See elgin.edu for applications and additional details.

How would an undocumented student apply for financial assistance or a need-based scholarship at your institution? Are they required to complete a CSS Profile or an institutional financial aid application in lieu of a FAFSA?

Some scholarships do not require filing FAFSA.

When completing the question on the application regarding citizenship is there an applicable choice such as “non-citizen” or “other” and if not, should they leave the question blank? Is a blank field permitted when completing an online application?

If there is not another choice, they should leave the section blank. Each ECC student is issued a student ID number for identification.

How should an undocumented student answer the question regarding social security number? Should they use zeros or leave it blank? Again, is a blank field permitted when submitting an online application?

They should leave it blank. A blank field is permitted in an online application.

Can students submit an online application if they are paying the application fee with a fee-waiver?

 

If undocumented students are required to complete a paper application, do the online instructions direct them to do so?

 

Do any state laws exist that restrict an unauthorized student’s access to higher education or could cause them to feel generally unsafe living within the state?

 

Are there any institutional policies that exist at your college requiring administrators to report a student’s status?

No

Do you believe that the mission of your institution creates an environment where an undocumented student would be embraced and feel welcome on your campus?

Yes

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