Lorain County and its surrounding areas have welcomed a number of families and individuals from Ukraine, and welcome new community members to enroll at LCCC. Individuals who have experienced relocation from Ukraine, to Lorain County, are encouraged to share this information when working with faculty and staff, as LCCC can assist with navigating enrollment as well as access to community resources and organizations designed to assist with resettlement.
Financial Aid for Ukrainian Citizens in the United States
Aligned with US Department of Education guidelines, Ukrainian citizens, nationals, and other persons who last habitually resided in Ukraine and were paroled to the United States (under Uniting for Ukraine, or U4U) may be eligible to complete a FAFSA and receive federal financial aid, depending on their status. Individuals who are Ukrainian citizens, nationals, or last habitually resided in Ukraine are advised to request a copy of their I-94 record from the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. The I-94 record will note UHP (Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolee) as the “Class of Admission”.
UHP individuals may also have one or more of the following, which is helpful documentation for verifying status and accessing TIV financial aid via the FAFSA:
- Paper Form I-94 with a UHP COA;
- Foreign passport with parole stamp that includes a UHP COA; or
- Form I-766, Employment Authorization Document (EAD) with a C11 category, if they have applied for and received one
Ukrainian citizens and nationals paroled into the United States outside of the Uniting for Ukraine process may also obtain, or may have, the same documentation as those paroled under U4U, but with a general parole COA, such as “DT” (meaning parole authorized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection District Office or Port of Entry) or “PAR” (meaning parole authorized by USCIS) listed in their Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record, and/or a parole stamp in their foreign passport.
Once documentation has been received, LCCC’s Financial Aid team can assist with completion of the FAFSA to begin the process to determine eligibility for financial aid.