CFNC Contact for Spanish Students
Use the Grant Forecaster and Net Price Calculator (on CFNC Spanish site) to calculate how expensive college will be for you: https://www.cfnc.org/pay/collegeworks/early_access_spa.jsp.
The Bottom Line
- Undocumented students are not eligible for financial aid.
- To get financial aid, the student must be a U.S. citizen, green card holder, or in the process of applying for asylum.
- North Carolina does not allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition, but this may change in the future.
Don't select international student on application. Call the admissions office to figure out the best way to apply.
- TPS - Temporary Protective Status
- For students from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria
- Get 2-year permission to live in the U.S.
- May get a driver license
- No access to social services
- Can get in-state tuition but no state/federal financial aid
- I-797 Form - Application for Legal Permanent Residence (Green Card)
- If student has submitted application of Green Card
- Can get in-state tuition at community colleges
- Once final paperwork is submitted, can get in-state tuition at all state schools
- Can get in-state tuition, but must have had visa for at least 1 year.
- Business Sponsor Exception
- An employer in NC can sponsor a student employee to get in-state tuition and must be through legitimate employer and using company check/credit card
- Arizona, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama have more restrictive policies for undocumented students.
- FAFSA Completion for students who are U.S. citizens but whose parents are undocumented (don't have SSN)
- Use 000-00-0000 for parent SSN, but they will not be able to get a PIN
- Need to print FAFSA and mail signatures.
- Not eligible to use data retrieval tool.
- More likely to be flagged for verification—wait until the college contacts the student.