Updated: December 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?
We encourage students to disclose their status if they are comfortable with doing so, but it is not mandatory.
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?
Yes. We offer several types of scholarships that undocumented students may be eligible for. Scholarship eligibility is based on grades, test scores, and application for admission. It is recommended that students complete their application for admission by Feb 1st.
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?
Undocumented students should not complete the FAFSA or a CCS profile for UW-Parkside scholarships or financial assistance. For individual assistance, please contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org. Scholarship eligibility is based on grades, test scores, and application for admission and it is recommended that students complete their application for admission by Feb 1st.
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?
Student can choose “other” when answering the question regarding citizenship.
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?
Student can enter all “0’s” for their SSN.
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?