Resources DACA Recipients Can Use to Pursue Their Education

DACA recipients face unique challenges when applying for and attending college. Resources such as financial aid and navigating state and federal policies are critical for success. Fortunately, there is a wealth of online resources dedicated to the academic success of students with DACA status. See below for those resources. Finding DACA-Friendly Colleges and Universities  Different […]

Graduate School Resources for Undocumented Students 

Graduate School Mini-Conference Resource List   In 2021, TheDream.US, My Undocumented Life Blog, Pre-Health Dreamers, Cientifico Latino, and How to College: First Gen hosted a graduate school mini conference for undocumented students hoping to pursue graduate school. If you are an undocumented student pursuing graduate school, below, you will find information and resources from the […]

How to Apply for Emergency Advance Parole as a DACA Recipient

Informed Immigrant published a comprehensive emergency advance parole guide that empowers DACA recipients facing urgent international travel needs. Through USCIS, DACA recipients can apply for an advance parole (AP) document which allows them to temporarily travel abroad and re-enter the country. The normal advance parole application process can take up to 8 months to process […]

Dreamers Graduate Loan Program

A student-friendly loan program for Dreamers with DACA or TPS status provides graduate school loans with interest rates based on those available to U.S. citizens. There are no fees to take out a loan, no cosigner or minimum credit score requirement, and no prepayment penalty, and borrowers have access to free 1:1 financial coaching. ABOUT […]

Massachusetts Tuition Equity for Dreamers: What You Need to Know

Limited In-State Tuition Eligibility Leaves Massachusetts Behind Other States: Since 2012, state Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients have been eligible for in-state tuition at all public colleges and universities in Massachusetts. They must meet the same requirements for establishing residency in Massachusetts that are required of a US citizen; and, provide appropriate immigration […]

Texas In-State Tuition: What You Need to Know

Texas In-State Tuition: What You Need to Know In 2001, then-Governor Rick Perry signed the Texas Dream Act, House Bill (H.B.) 1403, which provides the state’s eligible undocumented students, including DACA recipients, with access to in-state tuition and state financial aid. Out-of-state tuition rates are typically three times higher than in-state rates, on average. Thanks […]

UndocuGrads at UC Berkeley

Throughout the nation there has been an increase of campus leaders and practitioners that have implemented support for undocumented students with and without work authorization at the undergraduate college level. However, there is still a gap in services and resources for undocumented students at the graduate level.  The University of California, Berkeley is leading the […]

Uplifting Campus Resources: Effective Practices to Support Refugee Students in Higher Ed

Webinars on Refugee Student Enrollment & Leveraging Financial Resources and Building On Campus Support for Refugee Students Uplifting Campus Resources: Effective Practices to Support Refugee Students in Higher Education was a two part webinar series to provide an overview of resources and effective practices for campuses to enroll and support refugee students, focused specifically on […]

Fostering Migration & Trauma Informed Campuses

Psychological First Aid Training As colleges and universities aim to welcome students that have experienced displacement, it’s important to foster campuses that are migration and trauma-informed spaces.  One step some campuses are taking is Psychological First Aid (PFA) training. PFA is a tool that can be used for anyone, but can also be used to […]