Undocumented Students

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For undocumented students and their families, pursuing financial aid can be challenging and stressful. At Central Connecticut State University, we hope the information and resources presented below will assist you.

In-State Tuition

In 2015, undocumented students were granted the ability to qualify for in-state tuition at the State’s public institutions of higher education when the Connecticut General Assembly passed House Bill 6844. To qualify, students must demonstrate all of the following:

  • The student is a resident of Connecticut.
  • The student has attended a minimum of 2 years of high school in Connecticut
  • The student has graduated (or received the equivalent of a high school diploma) from a Connecticut high school
  • The student is registered or enrolled at a public institution of higher education in Connecticut
  • The student has filed an affidavit stating that they have filed an application to legalize their immigration status, or will file such an application as soon as they are eligible to do so.

Institutional Financial Aid

Connecticut enacted a new state law in 2018 (PA 18-2) that makes undocumented students eligible for institutional financial aid. To qualify, students must meet certain age, residency, and criminal history requirements and provide an affidavit stating their intent to legalize their immigration status when they are eligible to do so.

The CSCU System has set up the CSCU - DACA: Legal & Community Resources website with more resources and services for DACA recipients.

Non-Central Scholarship Funding

While undocumented students may qualify for both in-state tuition and institutional aid, they do not qualify for state or federal financial aid. Nevertheless, there are a number of scholarship opportunities available, and students are encouraged to seek scholarship opportunities from private sources.

Connecticut Students for a Dream Scholarship

New England Regional Student Program

Dreamer’s Roadmap

Educators for Fair Consideration

Free Scholarship Search Engines

PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship - Deadline April 30th

Employment BOOST College Scholarships - Deadline December 1st

Scholarships A-Z

Undocumented Students

Contact Information

Gladys Colon
Associate Director of Financial Literacy
Enrollment Management
Willard-DiLoreto Hall

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All information provided to us is private & protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which protects the privacy of student education records.