Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a Social Security Number?
Am I eligible for financial aid?
Under the Dream Act, undocumented students may be eligible for New York State administered grants and scholarships. You cannot receive federal aid unless you are a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.
I am a US citizen but my parents are undocumented. Do my parents’ immigration status affect the financial aid resources available to me?
Every situation varies. Please contact our financial aid team at email@example.com to discuss your personal situation. We would be happy to be of any help we can.
I am very stressed and anxious about my DACA or undocumented status or the undocumented status of a family member. Is there someone I can talk to?
There are many people at Upstate who are good resources. Our International Student Advisor is well-versed in many immigration questions and scenarios and is available at firstname.lastname@example.org for your inquiries.