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Permanent Resident, DACA, or Immigrant Students

DACA, Permanent Resident, and Other Visa Holders

We welcome all students at NCSC!  However, whether you are an undocumented student, Permanent Resident, or DACA recipient, we will need certain documentation from you to determine if you are eligible for in-state tuition or possibly financial aid. Below you will find information specific to your situation. Click on the heading that applies to you and let us know if you have any questions. Our office can be reached at studentrecords@ncstatecollege.edu.

  • These instructions are for refugee, immigrant, asylee, and any other students granted permanent residency in the United States by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).If you are waiting for results of an immigrant petition/pending visa petition with USCIS but not yet adjudicated, please refer to the “Other Visa Holder” process below.

    Step 1: Apply

    Apply by completing the online application. You will need to indicate you are a non-citizen. You will be able to enter a permanent resident number, but will still need to send your documentation to our office.

    Step 2: Submit Proof of Immigration Status

    To determine Ohio residency classification for tuition purposes, submit a copy of the documentation verifying your current immigration status in the United States (both sides of Permanent Resident/Green Card, I-94, Employment Authorization Card, or Visa Stamp on passport) to studentrecords@ncstatecollege.edu. Print your name and student ID number on the documentation you send.

    Step 3:  Take a Placement Test, or Submit Test Scores and/or Transcripts

    Submit an official copy of your final high school transcript or GED to our Admissions office as soon as possible. Email your transcript or GED to admissions@ncstatecollege.edu or mail to North Central State College, 2441 Kenwood Circle, Mansfield, OH 44906.

    You may need to take the Accuplacer placement test to determine your course placements.

    Step 4: Advising Appointment/Complete an Orientation

    Next, a Success Coach will walk you through the rest of the enrollment process.  Call the Student Success Center at 419-755-4536 to schedule your testing or advising appointment.  During your advising session, we will review program requirements and plan your first few semesters of courses.

    Step 5: Registration and Payment

    Once registered, payment will need to be made. You may be eligible for financial aid and in-state tuition based on your specific status. In-state tuition will be determined by what documentation you provide as well as the amount of time you have lived in the state of Ohio.

    Information regarding financial aid can be found here (PDF). It is always best to ask these questions directly with our Financial Aid office.

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) students are welcome to pursue their education at North Central State College. Our staff and faculty are committed to help you reach your goals. Please be aware though that undocumented/DACA students could have difficulty completing certain programs of study. Programs that require a practicum or licensure such as Nursing, may be restricted to U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents based on Ohio statute or regulation. Contact your academic advisor for more information.

    Step 1: Apply

    Apply by completing the online application. You will need to indicate you are a non-citizen. If you are asked to enter a social security number, you can use 999-99-9999.

    Step 2: Submit Proof of Immigration Status

    To determine Ohio residency classification for tuition purposes, submit a copy of your I-797 Notice of Deferred Action (approval notice only) from USCIS to studentrecords@ncstatecollege.edu. Print your name and student ID number on the documentation you send.

    If your Deferred Action has already expired, you can be admitted to North Central State College, however, you will not be considered eligible for Ohio residency classification and your tuition fees will be calculated at the international student tuition rate.

    Step 3:  Take a Placement Test, or Submit Test Scores and/or Transcripts

    Submit an official copy of your final high school transcript or GED to our Admissions office as soon as possible. Email your transcript or GED to admissions@ncstatecollege.edu or mail to North Central State College, 2441 Kenwood Circle, Mansfield, OH 44906.

    You may need to take the Accuplacer placement test to determine your course placements.

    Step 4: Advising Appointment/Complete an Orientation

    Next, a Success Coach will walk you through the rest of the enrollment process.  Call the Student Success Center at 419-755-4536 to schedule your testing or advising appointment.  During your advising session, we will review program requirements and plan your first few semesters of courses.

    Step 5: Registration and Payment

    Once registered, payment will need to be made. DACA students are not eligible for any federal government financial aid programs (i.e. Pell Grants, student loans, Federal Work Study). You are encouraged to apply for outside funding that does not require U. S. citizenship, such as the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and Latino Dollars for Scholars.

  • Please be aware that our school does not participate in the F-1 International Student program and will not enroll any F-1 visa holder.A student is considered Non-immigrant if they meet one of the following:

    • Hold a valid non-immigrant visa/status in the USA, such as F-2, H1B, J-2, L-2, etc.
    • Are “undocumented” with no immigration status
    • Are under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
    • Are “pending permanent resident” or “pending aslyee” (application for permanent residency or asylum status has been submitted to USCIS but has not yet been adjudicated)

    Step 1: Apply

    Apply by completing the online application. You will need to indicate you are a non-citizen. If you are asked to enter a social security number, you can use 999-99-9999.

    Step 2: Submit Proof of Immigration Status

    To determine Ohio residency classification for tuition purposes send copies of your current immigration documents to studentrecords@ncstatecollege.edu. Examples of immigration documents include: passport page, visa, I-94 (arrival/departure document), DS-2019, and/or other documents concerning your current immigration status. Print your name and student ID number on the documentation you send.

    Step 3:  Take a Placement Test, or Submit Test Scores and/or Transcripts

    Submit an official copy of your final high school transcript or GED to our Admissions office as soon as possible. Email your transcript or GED to admissions@ncstatecollege.edu or mail to North Central State College, 2441 Kenwood Circle, Mansfield, OH 44906.

    You may need to take the Accuplacer placement test to determine your course placements.

    Step 4: Advising Appointment/Complete an Orientation

    Next, a Success Coach will walk you through the rest of the enrollment process.  Call the Student Success Center at 419-755-4536 to schedule your testing or advising appointment.  During your advising session, we will review program requirements and plan your first few semesters of courses.

    Step 5: Registration and Payment

    Once registered, payment will need to be made. You will not be eligible for any federal government financial aid programs (i.e. Pell Grants, student loans, Federal Work Study). You are encouraged to apply for outside funding that does not require U. S. citizenship.