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Undocumented Students

ALL STUDENTS WELCOME AT UCONN

 

The University of Connecticut encourages all academically accomplished students who are ready to take the next step in reaching their higher educational goals to apply for admission, regardless of citizenship status. This includes students who may just be learning their immigration status for the first time during the college admissions process. Admission to the University is based on a holistic approach which includes grade point average, class rank, SAT or ACT score, required essay, extracurricular activities, and optional letters of recommendation.

 

NEW! Institutional Need-Based Financial Aid for Undocumented Students

 

On April 25, 2018, the Connecticut Legislature passed a state statute allowing undocumented students to apply for institutional aid. These students must meet certain age, residency, and criminal history requirements along with providing an affidavit with the institution they are attending about their intent to legalize their immigration status when they are eligible to do so. This does not apply to non-immigrant visa holders. International students may visit https://isss.uconn.edu/financial-resources/ for funding opportunities.

To apply for the 2019-2020 year, please begin the process here.

 

Undocumented veterans may be eligible for institutional aid (e.g. University Grants) starting for the Fall 2018 semester. To be eligible, veteran students must meet the following criteria:

  • Honorably discharged veteran of the armed forces of the United States,
  • Thirty years of age or younger on June 15, 2012,
  • Fifteen years of age or younger when they arrived in the United States and have continuously resided in the United States since such arrival, and
  • Have not been convicted of a felony in this state or in another state.

 

Starting in the 2019-2020 academic year, undocumented students may apply for institutional aid (e.g. University Grants) consideration for the Spring 2020 semester. Your application must be submitted by March 1, 2019, even if your eligibility for institutional financial aid will not begin until the Spring 2020 semester. To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Classified as an in-state student for tuition purposes,
  • Thirty years of age or younger on June 15, 2012,
  • Sixteen years of age or younger when they arrived in the United States and have continuously resided in the United States since such arrival, and
  • Have not been convicted of a felony in this state or in another state.

 

For veterans meeting the criteria listed above and who wish to complete the application for the 2018-2019 year, please contact Yudelka Nunez-Gonzalez at yudelka.nunez-gonzalez@uconn.edu.

 

University Grants are limited and are awarded on the basis of financial need and fund availability. In order to be considered for University Grants at the University of Connecticut, undocumented students must meet the additional eligibility requirements:

  • Must submit the application by UConn’s priority deadline of March 1st ,
  • Must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits per semester) to receive financial aid,
  • Must be accepted into a degree-granting program or approved certificate program at the University of Connecticut,
  • Must adhere to the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy, and
  • Must be classified as an in-state student for tuition purposes. Please note that should your residency status change, you will no longer be eligible for University Grants.

We encourage you to search for scholarship opportunities from additional sources. Many organizations do not have restrictions based on citizenship or legal status.

Other resources for undocumented students:

 

http://www.ct4adream.org/

https://financialaid.uconn.edu/scholarships/

http://www.dreamersroadmap.com/

https://unitedwedream.org/

https://www.fastweb.com

https://latinx.uconn.edu/prlacc-scholarship/

https://asacc.uconn.edu/about-us/asacc-scholarships-amp-awards/

https://rainbowcenter.uconn.edu/david-daniel-berdon-memorial-scholarship/

https://womenscenter.uconn.edu/programs-services/signature-programs/scholarship/