USU_blackPage Updated: December 16, 2015

Location: Logan, Utah

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” and if not, should they leave the question blank? Is a blank field permitted when completing an online application?

Students have the option of selecting “undocumented” or “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.” Do not leave this field blank.

Do you recommend that undocumented students disclose their immigration status in the application, including essays or counselor/teacher recommendations?

Utah State strongly encourages students to disclose their immigration status during the application process. This helps the admissions counselor when discussing what Utah State is able to offer in terms of admission and financial aid.

For residency and tuition purposes, how does your institution treat undocumented students? (i.e., international, in-state, out-of-state, etc.)

Utah residents qualify for in-state tuition. All others are considered as international students.

Does your institution offer institutional aid or any type of merit/talent scholarships to undocumented 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?

Only students who have attended a high school in Utah for at least 3 years and have graduated from a Utah high school can receive in-state tuition.

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)

Complete by using all 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:

René Hernandez
First Generation/Multicultural Recruiter
[email protected]