Financial Aid on Immigrant Status

Hostos Community College students who are not citizens of the U.S. may be eligible for some forms of financial aid, depending on their immigration status. Many of the students are on some form of immigrant status, ranging from permanent U.S. resident to temporary resident status.

For Title IV purposes, an eligible NonCitizen is one of the following:

  • A U.S. permanent resident holding an Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551, Form I-151, or Form I-551C), or a passport.

  • An applicant who has a Departure Record (I-94) with the appropriate endorsements.

  • An applicant who has a suspension of deportation case pending before Congress, with appropriate documentation.

  • Refugees, persons granted asylum and Cuban-Haitian Entrants.

  • A permanent resident of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.

An Individual with an F-1 or F-2 Student Visa, J-1 or J-2 Exchange Visitors Visa, or G Series Visa is not eligible to apply for Title IV aid.

See the chart below for more information on immigration status.

Resident and Temporary Visa Status

Types of Status

Federal Pell

TAP1

FWS, FPL, FSEOG

SEEK, CD,
Bilingual Program1

Permanent U.S. Resident (Form I-151, I-551, or I-551C)

Eligible

Eligible

Eligible

Eligible

Asylum Status Granted (Must be stamped on Form I-94)

Eligible

--

Eligible

Eligible

Asylum Pending

--

--

--

Eligible

Refugee Status Granted (Must be stamped on Form I-94)

Eligible

Eligible

Eligible

Eligible

Refugee/Parolee Pending

--

--

--

Eligible

Parolee Status Granted (Must be stamped on Form I-94)

Eligible

Eligible

Eligible

Eligible

Permanent Residency Pending

--

--

--

Eligible

Conditional Entrant2 Temporary Refugee Status (Must be stamped on Form I-94)

Eligible

Eligible

Eligible

Eligible

Cuban/Haitian Entrant (Must be stamped on Form I-94)

Eligible

--

Eligible

Eligible

I-688 Holders \
I-688A Holders \
I-688B /
No longer issued

--

--

--

Eligible

I-766 Holders

--

--

--

Eligible

Undocumented Alien

--

--

--

Eligible


Eligible
Eligible
1
N.Y. State residency is required for TAP and SEEK. N.Y. City residency is required for College Discovery and the Bilingual Program.
2
Dated prior to March 31, 1980.