Updated: September 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?
Yes, students are encouraged to disclose of their status early in the application process.
Contact person for undocumented students, parents, and counselors:
Do you have institutional aid or merit/talent based scholarships for which an undocumented student would be eligible?
Nyvall Scholarship — $15,000/year
Presidential Scholarship — $12,500/year
Provost’s Scholarship — $10,000/year
North Park Recognition Scholarship — $4,000/year
GPA and standardized test scores vary for each.
Art Scholarship — Scholarships of up to $1,000 annually for visual artists, renewable for four years. Available to art majors and non-majors.
Cheer and Dance Scholarship — Nine $1,000 scholarships are available each year to participants in these extracurricular programs (three awards per program each year). This scholarship is renewable with continued participation.
Journalism and Media Studies Scholarship — Scholarships of up to $1,000 annually for students with interest in journalism and media studies, renewable for four years.
Music Scholarship — Any student with musical ability that can perform at the college level is invited to audition for competitive music scholarships, ranging from $1,500 up to full tuition, and renewable for up to four years.
Theatre Scholarship — Scholarships of up to $1,000 annually for students with interest in theatre, renewable for four years.
NPU Grant – (amount varies)
Lighthouse Scholarship – Available to first-generation college students from urban areas of the United States, including those who have participated in college readiness programs during high school. (amount varies)
For more information on scholarship opportunities at North Park University please visit our website.
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?
North Park University does not offer a substitute form for the FAFSA. We encourage students to apply early and work closely with their admission counselor to exhaust institutional and private financial resources.
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?
Undocumented students should answer “No” to being a US Citizen and select “Undocumented” for the Residency status question.
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?
Students may leave the SSN field blank.
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?
The North Park University application is available only online, and all students are eligible to submit it.
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?