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Do I need a Social Security Number?

No. A social security number is not required to complete the application for admission.

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.

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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 finaid@upstate.edu 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 abottjh@upstate.edu for your inquiries.

Who is someone on campus I can connect with to ask questions?

There are many people at Upstate who are good resources. Within admissions and financial aid, we can typically direct your inquiry or answer your inquiry by emailing admiss@upstate.edu or you can also contact our student inclusion professionals at upstatemasi@update.edu

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