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College Ready Resources: DACA


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an American immigration policy started by the Obama administration in June 2012 that allows certain undocumented immigrants to the United States who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit. To be eligible, immigrants must have entered the United States before their 16th birthday and before June 2007, be currently in school, a high school graduate or be honorably discharged from the military, be under age 31 as of June 15, 2015, and have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor or otherwise pose a threat to national security. (Source:

If you are a qualified undocumented student, you are eligible to apply to the U of R and may be accepted merit-based scholarships and awards that are not service-based (learn more about applying as an undocumented student).

For additional information on 2017 school financial aid policies towards undocumented students that may apply to other colleges/universities, please check


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