Apply for Aid: DACA or Dreamer Students

Apply for Aid: DACA or Dreamer Students

Are you ready to be a Wildcat? We’re eager to help you get there. Follow these steps to start.

The University of Arizona defines DACA/Dreamer Applicants as:

  • Non-US citizens currently in the United States who do not hold an immigration or student visa
  • Individuals not defined as a permanent resident, asylee, or refugee
  • Brought to the US by parents or other relatives and were under age 16 at the time of arrival
  • May or may not have filed DACA paperwork with the U.S. Government

Eligibility for Financial Aid

Currently, DACA/Dreamer students are not eligible for federal financial aid, institutional merit awards or state-based aid. 

Learn more about applying to the University of Arizona, financial aid opportunities, establishing residency for tuition purposes, and more resources available for DACA students.