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Updated: June 2017

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?

Yes. There is an affidavit they will need to fill out in order to receive the in-state tuition rate at SIUe. If we know the student’s status, we can better communicate this information.

Contact person for undocumented students, parents, and counselors:

Anna Schuh
Admission Counselor
(618) 650-3272
aschuh@siue.edu

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

Meridian Scholarship
Merit based. Incoming freshman only. Have to have a 27< on ACT or 1240< on SAT ERW+M and apply by the December 1st deadline. In addition to applying there is a meridian profile that each student has to complete. It is available at www.siue.edu/meridian.

Cougar Pride
Incoming Freshman 23< on ACT or 1130 SAT ERW+M. Need to apply by December 1st deadline.
Transfer Students 3.0 GPA and 24< transferable credit hours. Scholarships are limited for Transfer students.

Johnetta Haley Scholarship
Incoming Freshman 23< on ACT or 1130 SAT ERW+M. Need to apply by December 1st deadline.
Transfer Students 3.0 GPA and 24< transferable credit hours. Scholarships are limited for Transfer students.
This scholarship is designed to support enrollment of students who are underrepresented in their anticipated field of study.

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 do not require a FAFSA application or CSS profile for institutional-based scholarships. If students have questions about financial aid, encourage them to contact Anna Schuh at aschuh@siue.edu.

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 where the student can request consideration as an Undocumented student. The student would select “Yes.”

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 it blank. It is possible to leave it blank on an online application.

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?

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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