FLC is committed to our undocumented students
We are committed to creating a welcoming, supportive, and respectful environment for all, including students who have immigrated here, with or without documentation.
We comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, protecting the privacy of our students, including information about immigration and citizenship status.
Navigating the college application process is more complicated for students who lack residency status in the US.
If you have questions or need assistance en español, please call El Centro at 970-247-7290. The office is open between August 1 and May 15. During the summer, please email the Admission Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-247-7055.
Under the Colorado ASSET bill, undocumented students who qualify for in-state tuition are eligible for State of Colorado financial aid and need-based institutional aid.
ASSET students fill out the Colorado Application for State Financial Aid, or CAFSA, not the FAFSA application, for financial aid at Fort Lewis College.
Apply for the CASFA
Financial aid counselors are available by phone or in-person, Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., for help completing this application. The Office of Financial Aid is located in 101 Skyhawk Station, 1-800-352-7512.
Unless the victim of a crime or domestic abuse, clients must have lawful immigration status to receive assistance from CLS.
Common areas of civil law the CLS Durango office can assist with:
Phone: 970-247-0266 835 East 2nd Ave, Suite 300, Durango CO 81301
Los Compañeros is the Four Corners' Immigrant Resource Center:
Visit Los Compañeros
Services include: tutoring, graduate school exploration, general financial guidance, holistic and individualized coaching.
Phone: 970-247-76923rd floor, Reed Library, Fort Lewis College
Provides information, workshops, and individual attention for documented and undocumented immigrant students. During the academic year, the El Centro coordinator is available to explain resources available on and off campus, although the Coordinator is unable to provide legal advice. To the extent permitted by law, confidentiality is guaranteed.
Visit El Centro
Phone: 970-247-7654Room 40, Student Union, Fort Lewis College
For adults in immigration detention and for immigrant children who have suffered from abuse, neglect, or violence.
Phone: 303-433-2812Hotline for detained individuals & family members: 303-866-9308