Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status.
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics has created a guide to help Hispanic students and their families navigate the college application process. Available in English and Spanish, this guide provides recommended steps for the college enrollment process, helpful tips on filling out the FAFSA and key financial aid resources available to better support Hispanics including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and non U.S. citizen students.
Financial Resources for Undocumented Students
In 2012, President Obama established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process,
which provides young people brought to the United States as children with temporary protection from
deportation if they meet specific criteria. Every year approximately 65,000 undocumented students,
also known as
graduate from high schools across the nation. Federal financial aid is NOT
available for undocumented students, greatly influencing the college attendance and completion rate
of this population. The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics continues to
work with key stakeholders across the country to address these financial barriers and help ensure the
American Dream for everyone.
The following organizations provide scholarship assistance:
Utah high school graduates, please contact the admissions office for information about qualifying for in-state tuition rates.