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Undocumented Student Support Services

Welcome to the

Undocumented Student Support Services Webpage

Western Connecticut State University is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, including undocumented students.  In these uncertain times, undocumented students, who often face barriers and challenges as they navigate campus policies, require support services that address their unique needs.  As such, the University’s Office of Diversity and Equity as well as the Office of Intercultural Affairs have partnered with other WCSU departments and allies to increase institutional support for undocumented students. Ultimately, Western strives to provide resources and guidance to support the advancement of undocumented students during their academic time at Western. This website is supported in part by the University’s Office of Diversity and Equity.

“We are extremely proud of our students —they are doing everything we expect them to do as engaged young people pursuing their dreams of higher education. The fundamental responsibility of a public education institution is to foster learning, innovation, and strong communities to any student willing to put in the work to learn and achieve. We have and will continue to fight for DACA students in our CSCU community. We stand with Connecticut’s DACA students and those across this country and urge Congress to finally take action to protect these young Americans.”      

– President Mark Ojakian, CSCU

 

CURRENT/UP-TO-DATE 2020 ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • UPDATE February 11, 2020: Connecticut Students 4 A Dream (“C4D”), in conjunction with the WCSU Undocu-Ally Taskforce and members of the Office of Financial Aid, have scheduled workshop to offer more information about the Institutional aid (AACTUS) application process for any one interested in learning more about this opportunity.  The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in Room 229, Warner Hall Building, WCSU Midtown Campus.  The information session will give participants direct access to staff from the financial aid offices who will be there to help undocumented students complete their forms and answer any questions.   To view flyers and/or learn more, please click here to view the Financial Aid Resources page.         

                                                       

WCSU Institutitonal Aid Application (AACTUS) Workshop

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Western Connecticut State University

Midtown Campus, Warner Hall Building, Room 225

181 White Street, Danbury, CT

Application for institutional financial aid for undocumented students are now available on CSCU’s website.  Please visit the Financial Aid Resources for more details on the institutional aid process at Western Connecticut State University.

Please note that The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student education records. This means that information you provide to us to process is private and protected under the law.