Undocumented Students - CCSU

Undocumented Students


Contact Information

Gladys Colon

Coordinator of Student Financial Literacy and Advising
Davidson Hall, Room 101

Central Connecticut State University celebrates diversity and welcomes applications from all students! 

For undocumented students and their families, pursuing financial aid can be challenging and stressful. 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 he or she has filed an application to legalize his or her immigration status, or will file such an application as soon as he or she is 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. For the 2021-2022 application, click here. 

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

Other 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. You may contact Central Connecticut State University’s Financial Literacy Coordinator Gladys Colon for assistance in navigating the financial aid and application process. She may be reached at (860) 832-2261 or colon_gla@ccsu.edu.

Connecticut Students for a Dream Scholarship

New England Regional Student Program 

The Dream.Us Opportunity Scholarship

Dreamer’s Roadmap

Educators for Fair Consideration

Free Scholarship Search Engines

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Latino College Dollars

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Scholarships A-Z