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College Advising Guide for Undocumented Students > Monmouth College

Updated: August 2016

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?

Yes, please. This information is extremely helpful in working with undocumented students on affordability.

Contact person for undocumented students, parents, and counselors:

Brandon Meyer
Regional Director of Admission
(419) 399-7001

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

All students regardless of citizenship receive merit scholarships based on High School GPA and ACT score. All need-based and talent awards listed on the Monmouth College website are open to every student regardless of citizenship status.

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?

We have an institutional Financial Aid form for Monmouth College that the student should fill out in lieu of the 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?

On the Common Application, students should select “other (non-US)”.

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?

Either way is fine. Blank field is permitted.

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


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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