Page Updated: December 16, 2015
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Does your institution admit undocumented students?
Do you feel that your institution creates a welcoming and inclusive environment where undocumented students would feel wanted and valued on campus?
When completing the question on the application regarding citizenship, is there an option to select “non-citizen” or “Other (Non-US)” and if not, should they leave the question blank? Is a blank field permitted when completing an online application?
Do you recommend that undocumented students disclose their immigration status in the application, including essays or counselor/teacher recommendations?
Trinity states that it’s helpful for context but not required.
For residency and tuition purposes, how does your institution treat undocumented students? (i.e., international, in-state, out-of-state, etc.)
Does your institution offer institutional aid or any type of merit/talent scholarships to undocumented students?
Trinity offers merit-based scholarships to qualifying students.
How would an undocumented student apply for need-based aid at your institution? Are they required to complete a CSS Profile or an institutional financial aid application?
Trinity University (TX) is committed to meeting 100% demonstrated financial need for any undocumented students who are admitted. Trinity warns that the process is “need sensitive,” meaning that if students request more financial aid during the admissions process, it is often more difficult to gain admission. Trinity is not need-blind.
Students are also recommended to complete the International Student Application for Financial Aid.
Do you require that students submit a social security number on your admissions application? Can students use zeros to complete this requirement? (i.e., 000-00-0000)
Leave it blank or complete with zeros.
Does your institution offer legal support to help students gain legal status by the time they graduate?
If there is a specific person in the admissions office who is knowledgeable about the issues pertaining to undocumented students and can serve as a resource for students, families and high school counselors, please list his/her information below:
Director of International Admissions