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    Top 138 DACA Scholarships in May 2024

    Written by Maria Geiger

    Maria Geiger is Director of Content at Scholarships360. She is a former online educational technology instructor and adjunct writing instructor. In addition to education reform, Maria’s interests include viewpoint diversity, blended/flipped learning, digital communication, and integrating media/web tools into the curriculum to better facilitate student engagement. Maria earned both a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature from Monmouth University, an M. Ed. in Education from Monmouth University, and a Virtual Online Teaching Certificate (VOLT) from the University of Pennsylvania.

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    Updated: May 3rd, 2024

    Undocumented students, or “DREAMers” as they are sometimes referred to, are not eligible to receive educational grants or loans from the federal government. Perhaps that is why you landed on this page. If so, we are happy to assist in the form of this list of credible and current DACA scholarships that are open to you!

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    The Scholarships360 Research Team reviews all scholarships individually and strives to exclude any scholarship where any of the below applies:

    • The scholarship requires a fee to apply
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    • The scholarship seems primarily used for lead generation** or idea harvesting purposes***
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    If you believe a scholarship has been published in error, please reach out to [email protected] and we’ll take a look!


    * There are certain exceptions to this, for example if the sponsoring organization is a major corporation or nonprofit with its own scholarship application system.
    ** Lead generation scholarships will require students to sign up for an app or website and require minimal (if any) application requirements.
    ***Idea harvesting scholarships will require students to submit blog posts or other materials that companies may use for marketing purposes.

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    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    FIRE First Amendment Scholarship Competition

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression

    Exclusive

    Are you a high school senior or undergraduate student interested in freedom of speech and the First Amendment? Consider applying to the Foundation for Individual…Show More

    Are you a high school senior or undergraduate student interested in freedom of speech and the First Amendment? Consider applying to the Foundation for Individual…Show More

    Are you a high school senior or undergraduate student interested in freedom of speech and the First Amendment? Consider applying to the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression’s First Amendment Scholarship Competition! To apply, students should respond to the prompt below in an essay of 500 to 700 words. About the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression FIRE’s mission is to defend and sustain the individual rights of all Americans to free speech and free thought—the most essential qualities of liberty. FIRE educates Americans about the importance of these inalienable rights, promotes a culture of respect for these rights, and provides the means to preserve them. FIRE recognizes the importance of young people being involved in the free speech movement. The FIRE Student Network (FSN) is a coalition of students who appreciate the importance of advancing civil liberties on their campuses. FIRE’s team makes sure that FSN members have the information and resources they need to organize policy reform campaigns, coordinate on-campus FIRE and activism events, write articles for student and mainstream publications, and much more.Show Less

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Apply

    $40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior
    Apply

    “Get Inspired” TikTok Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $500
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    Online platforms like TikTok have given people all around the world the opportunity to create and share content. But sometimes with so many people constantly…Show More

    Online platforms like TikTok have given people all around the world the opportunity to create and share content. But sometimes with so many people constantly…Show More

    Online platforms like TikTok have given people all around the world the opportunity to create and share content. But sometimes with so many people constantly posting and sharing, it’s hard to break out of all the noise. That’s why Scholarships360 is asking what or even who inspires you to create, to share, and to connect with others. To enter this scholarship, all you have to do is follow our Scholarships360 TikTok account, like the “Get Inspired” post pinned to our profile, and comment on what inspires you. For extra consideration, tag some friends who inspire you as well!Show Less

    1 award worth $500
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    “Mom to Scholar” Scholarship for Mothers

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Maria Geiger

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $1,000
    Deadline Jan 31, 2025
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Maria Geiger

    Exclusive

    The “Mom to Scholar'' Scholarship for Mothers is open to mothers who want to begin or resume their journey towards earning a technical or college…Show More

    The “Mom to Scholar'' Scholarship for Mothers is open to mothers who want to begin or resume their journey towards earning a technical or college…Show More

    The “Mom to Scholar'' Scholarship for Mothers is open to mothers who want to begin or resume their journey towards earning a technical or college degree. This scholarship is funded by Scholarships360’s own Maria Geiger, who started her journey toward a B.A. at the same time that her oldest son Will started college. Maria knows firsthand how challenging it is to raise a family, have a job outside the home, and attend college, but would not change the way she did things for the world. Mothers who have a desire to earn their college degree bring unique perspectives that greatly enhance their learning experiences; for some, motherhood is a vocation that enlightens like no other. If you are a mother over the age of 35 who feels that the time is right to begin your academic or career journey, please apply! Please note that applicants will be reviewed based on both the quality of their essay and quantity of scholarships applied for on the Scholarships360 platform. Scholarships360 users who are more active on the platform will be given higher consideration. We look forward to reading your application!Show Less

    1 award worth $1,000
    Deadline Jan 31, 2025
    Grade Level College Students
    Apply

    “Moving Mountains” Scholarship for Hispanic Students

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $500
    Deadline Jan 31, 2025
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    This scholarship is open to Hispanic/Latino high school juniors and seniors, college, and graduate students who have moved mountains in their life. To move mountains…Show More

    This scholarship is open to Hispanic/Latino high school juniors and seniors, college, and graduate students who have moved mountains in their life. To move mountains…Show More

    This scholarship is open to Hispanic/Latino high school juniors and seniors, college, and graduate students who have moved mountains in their life. To move mountains means to achieve something incredibly difficult. It means overcoming obstacles, persevering in the face of adversity, and achieving success against all the odds. Whether it’s passing a difficult class, completing a rigorous project, or excelling in sports, we all have our own way of moving mountains. We want to know about yours. See the “Application Information” section below for details regarding the essay prompt. Please note that applicants will be reviewed based on both the quality of their essay and quantity of scholarships applied for on the Scholarships360 platform. Scholarships360 users who are more active on the platform will be given higher consideration. We look forward to reading your application!Show Less

    1 award worth $500
    Deadline Jan 31, 2025
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Annual Catholic College Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by The Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Are you a current high school student interested in attending a Catholic college or university? If so, consider applying for the Annual Catholic College Scholarship!…Show More

    Are you a current high school student interested in attending a Catholic college or university? If so, consider applying for the Annual Catholic College Scholarship!…Show More

    Are you a current high school student interested in attending a Catholic college or university? If so, consider applying for the Annual Catholic College Scholarship! In order to apply, you simply need to fill out a form with some simple information about yourself, your high school, and your college plans. You will then be entered into a scholarship drawing with the opportunity to win up to $2,000. The scholarship is offered by The Christian Connector, a "one-stop-shop” for receiving free information from Catholic/Christian colleges and Bible colleges.   If you’re a high school student with plans of attending a Catholic college, we encourage you to apply to the Annual Catholic College Scholarship!Show Less

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    $2,000 Annual Protestant Faith Based College Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by The Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Are you a current high school student interested in attending a Protestant, faith-based college or university? If so, consider applying for the Annual Protestant Faith…Show More

    Are you a current high school student interested in attending a Protestant, faith-based college or university? If so, consider applying for the Annual Protestant Faith…Show More

    Are you a current high school student interested in attending a Protestant, faith-based college or university? If so, consider applying for the Annual Protestant Faith Based College Scholarship! In order to apply, you simply need to fill out a form with some simple information about yourself, your high school, and your college plans. You will then be entered in a scholarship drawing with the opportunity to win up to $2,000. The scholarship is offered by The Christian Connector, a "one-stop-shop” for receiving free information from Catholic/Christian colleges and Bible colleges.   If you’re a high school student with plans of attending a Protestant, faith-based college, we encourage you to apply to the Annual Protestant Faith Based College Scholarship!Show Less

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    $2,000 CampusReel Virtual Tour Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CampusReel

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by CampusReel

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship program open to all students who watch a student-led virtual college tour

    Easy scholarship program open to all students who watch a student-led virtual college tour

    Easy scholarship program open to all students who watch a student-led virtual college tour

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    CollegeXpress Breakfast Battle Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $1,500
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    The CollegeXpress Breakfast Battle Scholarship is an easy scholarship from CollegeXpress open to students who are 13+ and a legal resident of the 50 U.S.…Show More

    The CollegeXpress Breakfast Battle Scholarship is an easy scholarship from CollegeXpress open to students who are 13+ and a legal resident of the 50 U.S.…Show More

    The CollegeXpress Breakfast Battle Scholarship is an easy scholarship from CollegeXpress open to students who are 13+ and a legal resident of the 50 U.S. or D.C. A winner will be randomly chosen from among the applicants. If you're eligible, we encourage you to apply! To enter, simply apply on CollegeXpress and answer the following question: Which do you prefer, pancakes or waffles?Show Less

    1 award worth $1,500
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors, College Underclassmen

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors, College Underclassmen
    Apply

    New Heights Scholarship

    Offered by Bussey Law Firm, P.C.

    1 award worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 4, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by Bussey Law Firm, P.C.

    The New Heights Scholarship is open to high school seniors on track to graduate or current college students enrolled in an accredited four-year university/college or…Show More

    The New Heights Scholarship is open to high school seniors on track to graduate or current college students enrolled in an accredited four-year university/college or…Show More

    The New Heights Scholarship is open to high school seniors on track to graduate or current college students enrolled in an accredited four-year university/college or in a two-year college and planning to transfer to a four-year university/college upon completion. All applicants must have already earned, or will earn their high school diploma this calendar year. DACA recipients are welcome to apply. To apply, students must submit a 500 - 1,000 word essay answering the prompt: "Please map out the path that YOU see yourself taking through college to your chosen field. If you’re unsure, tell us none the less – what would you like to do, and why?" Good luck!Show Less

    1 award worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 4, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started

    GeneTex Scholarship

    Offered by GeneTex

    Multiple awards worth $2,000
    Deadline Jul 12, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by GeneTex

    Are you a STEM major in college or university looking for help to pay off your degree? If so, consider applying for the GeneTex Scholarship!…Show More

    Are you a STEM major in college or university looking for help to pay off your degree? If so, consider applying for the GeneTex Scholarship!…Show More

    Are you a STEM major in college or university looking for help to pay off your degree? If so, consider applying for the GeneTex Scholarship! The scholarship is open to all STEM majors enrolled at an accredited postsecondary institution in good academic standing, including international students. Offered by GeneTex, the scholarship supports young scientists pursuing a postsecondary education to increase scientific advancement and future discoveries. GeneTex is a Texas-based life science, biotechnology company that develops and sells research reagents in the biomedical field. The GeneTex scholarship awards one student $2,000 biannually for use toward their education or other expenses. Typically, the deadlines for each year will fall in July and December or January of each year. If you are a STEM major looking for some help with tuition and fees, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $2,000
    Deadline Jul 12, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    LULAC Lambda Scholarship

    Offered by LULAC Lambda

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by LULAC Lambda

    Are you a current or future college or graduate student based in D.C. who identifies as Hispanic/Latino and LGBTQ+? The League of United Latin American…Show More

    Are you a current or future college or graduate student based in D.C. who identifies as Hispanic/Latino and LGBTQ+? The League of United Latin American…Show More

    Are you a current or future college or graduate student based in D.C. who identifies as Hispanic/Latino and LGBTQ+? The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Lambda Scholarship may be a good fit for you! The scholarship is funded by LULAC Lambda itself. LULAC Lambda is one of 1,000 local councils across the United States affiliated with the League of United Latin American Citizens, the nation’s largest and oldest Latinx civil rights volunteer-based organization. One of the goals of LULAC is to increase access to education, so it encourages local councils like LULAC Lambda to sponsor scholarships. As part of the scholarship, LULAC awards multiple $1,000 scholarships which can be used for any educational expense. If you want to be celebrated for your Latinx and LBGTQ+ identities while receiving money to help pay for college and are based in D.C., we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Mary Taylor Friedler Memorial Scholarship

    Offered by Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven

    Are you a Jewish high school senior residing in New Haven County, Connecticut? The Mary Taylor Friedler Memorial Scholarship may then be a great scholarship…Show More

    Are you a Jewish high school senior residing in New Haven County, Connecticut? The Mary Taylor Friedler Memorial Scholarship may then be a great scholarship…Show More

    Are you a Jewish high school senior residing in New Haven County, Connecticut? The Mary Taylor Friedler Memorial Scholarship may then be a great scholarship opportunity for you! The Mary Taylor Friedler Memorial Scholarship is offered by the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven, a trusted and expert resource for charitable gift planning and endowments. The organization also serves as a partner and resource for synagogues, local Jewish agencies, professional advisors, and donors. The scholarship is open to any and all Jewish high school seniors in New Haven County with a “B” average or higher. The annual $1,000 scholarship is awarded to multiple students, so long as funds allow for it. If you fit the eligibility criteria, we encourage you to apply! Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior
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    How to win scholarships for DACA students

    If you’re applying to scholarships for DACA students, you may be required to submit an essay as part of your application. Scholarship committees often review thousands of submissions, so it’s important to write an essay that stands out from the crowd. One of the best ways to do this is by telling a story that demonstrates who you are. Your essay will be much more interesting if you hone in on a specific event that helped shape who you are and what you aim to achieve.

    To learn more about how to write a strong essay, check out the following guides: 

    Resources for DACA students

    The following list offers a variety of resources for DACA students. Remember to check with your current school, as sometimes there are local resources and groups to take advantage of and get involved in.

    Immigrants Rising Mental Health Connector

    This free and confidential organization provides undocumented young people in California with 100% free psychological support and resources.

    National Conference of State Legislators

    This website offers students and their families information on what their state offers DACA students in regard to higher education funding.

    Questbridge Prep Scholars Program

    The QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship helps high-achieving high school juniors successfully apply to the nation’s top colleges. The Program provides resources such as a full scholarship to a college summer program at Stanford, Yale, Notre Dame. These scholarships are valued at up to $20,000, and cover travel, tuition, and room & board. The program opens in March, so bookmark and check back!

    TheDream.Us

    This website offers legal resources and links to other sites where DREAMers can find scholarships, programs, and local support. 

    US Department of Education DACA Q&A

    This document is written in an easy to understand Q&A style. The questions are organized into two categories: “Eligibility for Financial Aid” and “Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Form.”

    Frequently asked questions about DACA scholarships

    Can I apply for scholarships if I have DACA?

    DACA recipients are eligible for some local/state scholarships. As shown by the list above, there are select private scholarships offered for DACA!

    Also see: How to pay for college: A guide for DACA students

    Can DACA recipients go to college for free?

    Being a DACA recipient does not automatically qualify you to go to college for free. As a non-citizen, in fact, you will miss out on certain financial resources that citizens have. However, you always have a chance of landing a full ride scholarship.

    There are also other scholarship opportunities out there specifically meant for immigrant students and DACA recipients. So, you still stand a chance of going to college for free, or for a very reduced cost. Of course, you’ll have the best chance if you maintain strong extracurriculars, score high on standardized tests, keep a high GPA, and write strong college and scholarship applications.

    Does FAFSA cover DACA students?



    Although DACA students should fill out the FAFSA to become eligible for other forms of financial aid, they will not be eligible for federal funds that American citizens can access through the form. They will not be able to receive the Pell Grant, Stafford Loans, Parent PLUS loans, or any form of federal aid.

    That being said, filling out the FAFSA is still incredibly important for DACA students. It can determine your eligibility for institutional aid, and other scholarships may use your EFC as a benchmark of demonstrated financial need. The process of filling out the FAFSA might look a little different for DACA holders, but we’ve got all the information you need below.

    Related: Filling out the FAFSA for international students

     

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