As explained in Eligibility Requirements, to apply for federal aid programs and TU's need-based “Institutional Grant,” you must meet these federal aid citizenship requirements. (Undocumented and DACA students do not meet these federal requirements, but are eligible for other aid programs.) To meet the federal aid requirements, you must be in one of the following categories:
Ukrainian parolees ----Ukrainian citizens and nationals paroled into the United States between February 24, 2022 and September 30, 2023 have eligibility for the term of parole. In addition, Ukrainian citizens and nationals paroled into the United States after September 30, 2023, if they are the spouse or child of a Ukrainian paroled between February 24, 2022, and September 30, 2023, or the parent or legal guardian of an unaccompanied noncitizen child who was paroled between February 24, 2022, and September 30, 2023. The eligibility is for the term of parole granted, unless the parole has been terminated by the Secretary of Homeland Security. Note that this additional eligibility for spouses and children begins after the end of the 2022-23 award year.Afghan parolees ----Afghan citizens and nationals paroled into the U.S. between July 31, 2021 and September 30, 2022 may be eligible as Afghan Special Immigrant Parolees. Other applicants from Afghanistan may be eligible as Non-Special Immigrant Afghan Parolees. Afghan Parolees are not required to have been paroled into the U.S. for at least one year, nor are they required to have additional documentation in order to show that they are in the U.S. for other than a temporary purpose with intent to become a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident. This only applies to Afghans paroled between July 31, 2021 and September 30, 2022. This flexibility lasts until March 31, 2023, or the term of parole granted, whichever is later, unless the parole is terminated by the Secretary of Homeland Security.
If you meet these requirements, when you file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the FAFSA processor will attempt to confirm your citizenship status from federal databases. If they are unable to verify your status, they will ask us to collect citizenship documentation. Please note: the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) allow students to photocopy citizenship documents for the financial aid process.
In addition, for eligible students who are not U.S. citizens, we must confirm your status with USCIS or DHS before we can offer you financial aid. This process can delay the processing of your aid application by up to 30 days.
You do not meet the federal aid citizenship requirements, if you have undocumented or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status or if you are an international student in the United States on an F1 or F2 student visa, a J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa only, or G Series visas (pertaining to international organizations). For more information, see the aid options for International Students and Undocumented/DACA Students.