Non-Citizen Eligibility

The following chart provides the financial aid eligibility status for the various classifications of non-citizens. Some students may be required to document eligible immigration status before receiving PELL or other federal student aid. Some may be asked by HESC to document citizenship or immigration status before receiving TAP. 

Student Status

Federal Pell/Direct Loans
NYS TAP+
Campus-Based Federal Aid++

(FWS, Perkins Loan, FSEOG) 

Special Programs+++

(SEEK, CD)

Permanent U.S. Resident

form I-151,I-551, or i-551c

X

X

X

X

Asylum Status Granted

X

X

X

X

Refugee/Parolee Status Granted

X

X

X

X

Permanent Residency Pending

N/E

N/E

N/E

X

Asylum Status Pending

N/E

N/E

N/E

X

Refugee/Parolee Status Pending

N/E

N/E

N/E

X

Conditional Entrant* Temporary Refugee Status

X

X

X

X

Cuban/Haitian Entrant

X

X

X

X

I-688 Holders 

N/E

N/E

N/E

X

I-688A Holders 

N/E

N/E

N/E

X

I-688B Holders

N/E

N/E

N/E

X

I-797 Family Unity Status

N/E

N/E

N/E

X

Temporary or Student Visa

N/E

N/E

N/E

X

Undocumented Alien

N/E

N/E

N/E

N/E


 

    X = Eligible,  N/E = Not Eligible

+ New York State residency is required for TAP

++ Campus Based Federal Aid (Federal Work-Study, Perkins Loan, Federal SEOG, Federal Direct Loan

+++ New York City residency is required for College Discovery and Bi-Lingual program.

* Dated prior to March 31, 1980