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Undocumented Students

St. Louis Community College is committed to the providing high quality educational opportunities to all members of our community. In addition, STLCC is continually engaged in supporting the diverse students, faculty and staff that call STLCC home.

We welcome undocumented students to our opportunities and provide the following frequently asked questions to assist their enrollment at the College.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are undocumented students eligible for admission to St. Louis Community College?

Yes, undocumented students can be admitted to St. Louis Community College and will be charged the international student tuition rate to cover maintenance fees.

How does an undocumented applicant apply for admission?

Undocumented applicants can submit an online admission application (do not use the International student option.)

Are undocumented students eligible for Federal or State Financial Aid?

Federal and State financial aid is only available to U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. However, qualified undocumented students may be eligible for STLCC Foundation Dreamer Scholarships.

Are there deadlines to apply for admission for undocumented applicants?

These are the same for all students - students can apply for admission after July 1 for the following spring term, Sept. 1 for the following fall term and Dec. 1 for the following summer term.

Do admitted undocumented students need to take English as a Second Language assessment?

If the student reports English as a second language on their application for admission, they will be asked to take the ESL Accuplacer placement test. The ESL assessment may be waived for students with ACT scores earned within the last three years with a score of 18 or higher in Reading and Writing.

Questions regarding the ESL assessment should be directed to:

Francine Sigmund, Fsigmund@stlcc.edu, 314-984-7543 (Meramec, Wildwood, and Florissant Valley)

Eve Fonseca, EFonseca@stlcc.edu, 314-644-9584 (Forest Park and Florissant Valley)

How is the undocumented student status different from the International student status?

Undocumented students are not lawfully admitted to the United States. In contrast, International students are lawfully admitted to the United States under a specific non-immigrant status. This status provides the International student with an F-1 visa, which is intended for full-time study at a college or university. Upon entry to the United States, International students are granted “Duration of Status,” which authorizes their stay in the U.S. for an undetermined length of time while maintaining their visa status. International students should maintain their visa status by adhering to the rules and regulations of their visa type. Additionally, a spouse or child of an F-1 student may be lawfully admitted to the United States on the dependent F-2 visa.

Dreamers Foundation Scholarships

We are committed to supporting the diverse students, faculty and staff that call STLCC home. Our core values and commitment to diversity and inclusion call for us to be vigilant and genuine when it comes to the success of our students. The STLCC Foundation created a privately-funded scholarship to assist undocumented students. The scholarship effectively closes the gap between STLCC’s in-district and international tuition rates.

Applicants must be admitted as a degree or certificate-seeking student and enroll full-time student (12 credit hours) at St. Louis Community College. This scholarship is for students who are not U.S. citizens/ residents and do not have a non-immigrant visa.

Qualifications: Graduate from a US high school with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Maintain a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and otherwise maintain satisfactory academic progress. Remain a full-time student with all courses going toward student’s approved program of study. Previous college transcripts must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5.

The amount of award varies. This scholarship may cover the difference between the International and out-of-district-rate up to 12 credit hours. One award per semester and renewable for up to four semesters if the student maintains a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Funds will only cover maintenance fees for classes in the student’s approved program of study. Awards are made based on the availability of funds and cannot exceed student institutional charges.

Want to Apply for this Scholarship?

  1. Apply to STLCC. You must be admitted to the College to apply for this scholarship.
  2. Apply for the Dreamers Scholarship
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