Advising Undocumented Students

As a faculty member, academic advisor or staff, your support is important to undocumented students and their success at UT Austin. Key resources you should be aware of:

Top 3 Things You Should Know

  1. No federal law prohibits the admission of undocumented immigrants to U.S. colleges.
  2. In Texas, undocumented students may qualify for Texas State Financial Aid. However, undocumented students cannot legally receive any federally funded student financial aid, including loans, grants, scholarships or work study money.
  3. College Board identifies admission, tuition and financial aid as the three main areas where undocumented students may have special concerns or obstacles. Familiarize yourself with campus resources for students and look for training opportunities. The International Office hosts training opportunities and workshops in conjunction with other offices on campus.

Please email utdreamers@austin.utexas.edu for more information.


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