Information on DACA 


On September 5, 2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over two and half years. 

Information and Resources:

Attention: If your DACA expires before March 5, 2018, please submit your renewal before October 5, 2017. 

UC Immigrant Legal Services is offering free DACA Renewal Workshops to current UC students and their immediate family members. 

To register vist: tinyurl.com/UCILSC-DACA

For the list of documents you need click here

Scholarship for DACA Fees! UC students in need of financial support for their DACA renewal applications are urged to apply for a grant on the Mission Asset Fund’s (MAF) website, http://lc4daca.org/. Checks are mailed out over night.

Grants will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, so students should submit applications as soon as possible – even if they have not yet completed the DACA renewal application – so that funds can be made available to them before the Oct. 5, 2017 renewal deadline. The online application requires only that students answer a short questionnaire and provide proof of their DACA work permit.

If for some reason, MAF cannot give you funds, email Ana.Coria@ucr.edu  right away and USP will find something (UCR student, UCR Alumni, or a sibling of a current UCR student only).

DACA does not impact an undergraduate student’s eligibility for state/institutional financial aid.

Undocumented Students that meet the AB 540 requirements are eligible for state and institutional aid through the CA DREAM Act. CA DREAM Act allows undocumented students that are eligible for AB540 to receive aid such as Cal Grants, UCR Grants, the DREAM Loan, and scholarships from UCR.

Again, eligibility to state and institutional financial aid is not based off a student’s DACA status.

Statement from UC and UCR Leadership:


Undocumented Student Programs

Undocumented Student Programs welcomes all DREAMers, students from mixed-status families and undocu allies! No matter your immigration status or cultural background, you have an equal opportunity at UCR to get a quality education in a safe and friendly environment with resources to help you achieve your goals. We are here to support you on your journey to greater success! We can help you with:




Cardenas Scholarship. The Chicano Educational & Cultural Fund, Inc. (CECF) has established a scholarship program in partnership with Cardenas Supermarket to recognize the academic and community achievements of students at the University of California, Riverside. Each award will be in the amount of $800 awarded to undergraduate and graduate students on the basis of academic excellence, financial need, and demonstrated service to the Chicano/Latino campus community. Click here to apply.



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Other Opportunities (Not Affiliated with UCR)  

Mission Asset Fund (MAF) DACA Scholarship. Mission Asset Fund (MAF) today announced it will provide $1,000,000 in scholarships to 2,000+ Dreamers to pay for DACA renewals by the October 5 deadline. www.lc4daca.org 


Mexican-American Dream Scholarship. Each year in the fall, COFEM invites AB-540/DACA students, or students who are members of a COFEM-affiliated federation or club, to apply for its scholarships. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at a four-year accredited University or a two-year program at a Community College. Through a fundraising and matching collaborative, this scholarship program seeks to award scholarships of $500 to Community College students and $1,000 to undergraduate students attending four-year colleges or universities. For more information click here. 

DEADLINE: October 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. 





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