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• Undocumented Students at U-M

The University of Michigan encourages the application and enrollment of undocumented students who are academically excellent and accomplished in extracurricular endeavors. 

To apply to attend U-M, complete the Common Application for Undergraduate College Admission (known as the Common App, www.commonapp.org). If you do not have a Social Security Number, leave the field blank.  Visit www.admissions.umich.edu for additional information and requirements about applying to U-M.

Detailed guidelines for qualifying for in-state tuition are available from the U-M Office of the Registrar. These guidelines provide an alternative test for establishing in-state tuition eligibility based on attendance at Michigan high schools and Michigan middle or junior high schools and matriculation at the University within 28 months of high school. For more information, visit www.ro.umich.edu/resreg.php

Most financial aid, including federal, state and many institutional aid sources, requires recipients to be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.  There is limited U-M need-based financial aid for undocumented students; see July 18, 2014 statement from the U-M Provost. For application information, contact the
U-M Office of Financial Aid at 734-763-6600 or email financial.aid@umich.edu.

For more information about eligible non-citizens, visit the U.S. Dept. of Education Federal Student Aid website.

If a student is a U.S. citizen but one or more parents are undocumented, contact the Office of Financial Aid to discuss your specific situation.

You may wish to visit the U-M Office of Financial Aid Private Scholarships page or this Scholarship Resources for Undocumented Students page to search for private funding opportunities. Each of these listings has separate criteria for individual scholarships.  Check for opportunities that may be available through your admitting school or college. In addition, the FinAid.org website offers background, resources and other information for undocumented students. A web resource list for undocumented students can be found on this page in the right column.

KEY U-M CONTACTS FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS

Following are key contacts in these areas at U-M. Contact us if we can answer additional questions:
 
For questions about residency

Janet Cruz, Residency Classification Coordinator
U-M Office of the Registrar, Residency Classification Office
1210 LS&A Building, 500 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI  48109
Tel: (734) 764-1400
Email: jancruz@umich.edu
Web: www.ro.umich.edu 

For questions about applying to the University

Erica Sanders, Managing Director
U-M Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1220 Student Activities Bldg., 515 E. Jefferson St.
Tel: (734) 764-7433
Email: yale@umich.edu
Web: www.admissions.umich.edu 

For questions about financial aid

Vickie Crupper, Associate Director for Client Services
U-M Office of Financial Aid
2500 Student Activities Bldg., 515 E. Jefferson St.
Ann Arbor, MI  48109
Tel:  (734) 763-6600
Email:  vcrupper@umich.edu
Web: www.finaid.umich.edu

WEB RESOURCE LIST

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) presidential order of June 2012 allows certain eligible undocumented young people to request deferred action and temporary relief from deportation.

The Immigration Accountability presidential order of Nov. 20, 2014 expands DACA, allowing individuals brought to the United States as children to apply for relief and grants DACA relief for three years. More details here.

Discussions continue at the federal legislative level and in some states about the DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors), which would provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth. 

More information about these can be found at the following websites:

 

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