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College Advising Guide for Undocumented Students > Lincoln College

Updated: February 2012

Does your college knowingly admit undocumented students?


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

 Either or is fine with us. Their status isn’t used for any admissions decision, but if we do know the student is undocumented then we know up front what we are working with when it comes time for financial aid.

Contact person for undocumented students, parents, and counselors:

Gretchen Bree
Director of Admissions
 (800) 569-0556

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

Lincoln College has both need based and merit based aid for undocumented students.

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?

 There is no separate application. Once the student applies we will know the merit based aid. Once that is determined we will go from there to look for need based aid.

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?

There is a question for non citizen.

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?

Leave blank. Yes a blank field is permitted

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?


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?


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