Students and Families Resources
Dreamers and Undocumented Students
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a federal process that defers removal action of an individual by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for a specified B. DACA number of years.
* It is not the same as financial aid
* It does not grant lawful immigration status
* It does allow individuals to apply for an Social Security Number (SSN) and work authorization
CA Dreamers should still file a CA Dream Act Application instead of a FAFSA and submit a Non-SSN GPA. If you or your school submits your certified GPA using your DACA SSN, make sure you include that DACA SSN on question #8 of your CA Dream Act Application.
Read more information and updates on DACA on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.