Undocu/DACA Resources


Dreamers LOGO uwmUnder DACA, undocumented immigrants are granted deferral of deportation from the United States, as well as access to Social Security numbers and renewable two-year work permits.

An encouraging fact undocumented students should keep in mind when considering college: No federal law requires proof of citizenship to be admitted to U.S. colleges. Most institutions set their own admission policies. While it is true that undocumented status limits a student’s choices, it is possible to find a college or university that accepts undocumented students and provides the sort of funding that makes attending feasible. Students need to do a fair bit of research to determine if a school can accommodate them. Part of this research will involve directly contacting the school and asking questions about the school’s policy on undocumented students and if it does recognize and accept them, the typical enrollment procedure.

Undocumented students should not hesitate to express their desire to go to college. Thanks to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, school officials can’t disclose personal information (including immigration status) about students. Undocumented students should start by asking their high school teachers and counselors for advice. Such mentors may be able to direct students to college admission counselors or pair them with other undocumented students who have either successfully enrolled in college or are aspiring to enroll.

Other than immigration status, undocumented students are no different than any other student. There are some basic ways of ensuring they are accepted into a public college or university. Each school has different admissions requirements. Those listed here are general things students can do to better their chances of getting into a school.

Source: College Guide for Undocumented Students


Please visit the link below to learn about additional resources specific for DACA college students. Find out about scholarships, career tips, etc.


Finance in the U.S. as a DREAMer: Support & Resources – https://www.moneygeek.com/financial-planning/daca-recipients/

Undocumented Student Task Force – DACA Student Toolkit

Click  HERE for a PDF version for the Toolkit!

Click the image below for a PDF version of these Additional Resources!

Resources below include resources for both  DACA & undocumented students. favianna_welcome_dreamers4_e1495228437784

Students can apply for any scholarship that does not require U.S. citizenship and/or state residency. Even if the application asks for a social security number, it is wise to ask whether an Individual Taxpayer Number (ITIN) will be sufficient. (See how to obtain an ITIN.) 



Everyone living in the United States—including undocumented immigrants—has certain basic rights under the U.S. Constitution.

 Source: Educators for Fair Consideration

 Best Schools.Org’s College Guide Series for Undocumented Students

College Success Guide

College Protections

Knowing Your Rights

Advocacy and Support

DACA and Key Legislature

Financial Aid Guide

DACA Update: March 6, 2018