Updated: February 2017
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?
If they would like to disclose they are more than welcome to but we will know based on what they list for their citizenship status, which we explain on our website.
Contact person for undocumented students, parents, and counselors:
Admissions Counselor (Bilingual in Spanish)
Here is a link for our undocumented students:
Do you have institutional aid or merit/talent based scholarships for which an undocumented student would be eligible?
All Marquette freshman and transfer scholarships are available to Undocumetned, DREAMer, and DACA students. For any scholarships or grants that require FAFSA, Undocumented DREAMer, and DACA students may fill out the Net Price Calculator for verification.
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?
Net Price Calculator!
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?
For the “citizen information” section, please select your country of citizenship in the citizenship field. Next, select “I do not hold a currently valid U.S. non-immigrant visa” from the “Current U.S. Visa Status” selection. No other fields (i.e. social security number) will be required.
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?
For the “citizen information” section, please select your country of citizenship in the citizenship field. Next, select “I do not hold a currently valid U.S. non-immigrant visa” from the “Current U.S. Visa Status” selection. No other fields (i.e. social security number) will be required. If you are a citizen but your parents are undocumented, you can file the FAFSA and enter 000-00-0000 when asked for your parents’ social security numbers. Please note, in order to confirm your response, you will be required to enter 0’s twice for both parents.
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?