Undocumented Students

In 2019, the Jose Peralta New York State DREAM Act was passed, removing the barrier between undocumented students and access to state aid. Finger Lakes Community College is committed to ensuring all students receive an affordable college education.

Financial Aid

The DREAM Act allows eligible undocumented students to apply for the following state financial aid:

  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Excelsior Scholarship
  • Educational Opportunity Programs
  • Other state scholarships

The Act also establishes a DREAM fund commission to raise private funds for merit awards for immigrant applicants from the state, and allows families to start a 529 college savings account using an I-TIN.

An online application for state aid will be available through the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC).

HESC Website

In-State Resident Tuition

New York State residents are eligible for a lower tuition rate at FLCC and other SUNY and CUNY schools.

To determine if you're eligible, visit SUNY's Frequently Asked Questions web page for undocumented students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Scholarships

The majority of FLCC Foundation scholarships do not require citizenship or permanent residency.

FLCC Foundation

Admissions

The Admissions Office realizes that applying to college can be a source of questions and concerns. We're here to help and make sure that you take advantage of all the resources available at FLCC.

In order to complete the online application, you're required to provide your social security number.

  • If you have a valid Social Security number, answer "no" to the Citizenship or Permanent Resident question. One of our Admissions counselors will send you an email requesting additional information.
  • If you do not have a Social Security number, contact Admissions; we will send you a paper application.

State University of New York (SUNY) Guidance

Finger Lakes Community College is part of the SUNY network of colleges and universities and welcomes undocumented students.

SUNY Website