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Undocumented Student Resources

Who are Undocumented Students?

Undocumented students are not U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents. However, many have lived in the U.S. most of their lives. There is no federal or state law that prohibits the admission of undocumented students to public or private colleges. Most face great financial obstacles since they are not eligible to complete a FAFSA to be considered for federal and state financial aid.

Undocumented students are eligible to apply for and be admitted to Illinois Tech. They can also apply for institutional need-based financial aid via Illinois Tech’s process, for more information visit our Financial Aid section.

What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)?

DACA is the name used for a process announced by the Secretary of Homeland Security on June 15, 2012. Under this process if an individual came to the U.S. as a child and meets several key guidelines he/she can request consideration of deferred action. "Deferred action" refers to a decision to delay or put off removal action of an individual. DACA may be granted for a period of two years and may be renewed under certain circumstances. DACA does not provide an individual with lawful status; however, recipients may obtain work authorization and a Social Security number. Visit the Department of Homeland Security website for more information about DACA.

Undocumented Student Support and Resources

As we live out Illinois Tech’s mission statement and uphold our commitment to diversity where we value, respect and appreciate the different backgrounds of our community, we are proud of our commitment to provide support and resources for current and prospective undocumented students, their families, and allies. This page has information regarding enrollment at Illinois Tech, financial institutional support, scholarships, employment, outside resources and much more.  Please review the different sections on our website including our News section to learn more about available resources and events.

Admission and Application

All students are welcome to apply to Illinois Tech regardless of their citizenship or residency status. Admission to Illinois Tech is based on a variety of academic, extracurricular, social, and personal qualities. All students are held to a high standard of academic excellence, aptitude in mathematics and science, social service, and a desire to pursue a high quality educational experience. Submit your application as early as possible so our admission staff can help you through the process. All applications will be treated and evaluated equally by the Admissions Committee.

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Tuition and Fees

Illinois Tech is a private university, tuition is the same for residents of the state of Illinois as well as out of state and U.S. non-citizen. Visit the Student Accounting website for tuition and fees, billing, payment plans, 1098T Form, etc.