“For practical and security reasons, most colleges don’t keep lists of their unauthorized students. But they may be able to target their outreach by focusing on students who didn’t file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or on those who are listed as international but have U.S. addresses. That’s how unauthorized students are classified on many campuses, said Macedo do Nascimento.
“But tread carefully. Some unauthorized students are feeling so anxious that they’re scared to even apply for the free internet access they need to complete assignments online, said Miriam Feldblum, executive director of the President’s Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration.”