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College Advising Guide for Undocumented Students > Lincoln Christian University

Updated: August 2014

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?

This is the student’s choice.

Contact person for undocumented students, parents, and counselors:

Ryan Harty
Associate Director of Enrollment
(217) 732-3168
rharty@lincolnchristian.edu

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

DREAM Act students are eligible for the same merit and need based institutional aid as documented students. Merit scholarships require minimum 3.1 GPA and 21 ACT.

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?

Standard application for admission qualifies for merit based aid. Need based aid would require CSS profile.

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?

Select “other.” Further questions are not required fields; further disclosure is voluntary.

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?

Enter 000-00-0000. Field is required.

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

Yes

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

Yes

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?

No

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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