Missouri S&T Registrar Laura Stoll has announced a new plan to verify the U.S. citizenship, permanent resident status or lawful presence of all Missouri S&T students. Stoll is taking this action following the passage of Missouri law HB 1549 earlier this year.
“The vast majority of students on campus will not need to do anything,” Stoll says. “We already have enough information in our system to verify their citizenship or legal status.”
Currently, university officials confirm citizenship or lawful presence by verifying:
- a student’s W-2 form. Students who are part-time or full-time employees of the university will possess a W-2 form indicating that the U.S. Social Security Administration has confirmed their citizenship status.
- a student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This would indicate that the federal government has verified their citizenship status.
- student’s visa identifying that the federal government has confirmed that the student is a legal alien or permanent resident.
Stoll’s office will notify any students not verified with the above documents through email that they need to present the university with appropriate documentation. If they are unable to do this, the students will not be allowed to enroll in classes for the upcoming semester until they are able to present the appropriate documentation.
Anyone with questions regarding the new policy is encouraged to call the Missouri S&T registrar’s office at 573-341-4181. More information is also available online at registrar.mst.edu/hb1549.html.