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What is the current legal status of the DACA program?
Should I renew DACA?
What about Advance Parole?
Will there be a permanent solution for DACA & undocumented individuals?
What employment options will DACA recipients have if DACA is ever terminated?
What impact would a termination of DACA have on my scholarships or in-state tuition?
Should I travel internationally or study abroad if I have DACA or have no DACA status?
How will the REAL ID Act impact undocumented individuals?
What should I do if I witness a raid?
Response Network – they will send legal observers to verify if a raid is happening.
Call 1-844-864-8341 to check on/report any ICE Activity in our community
Who should I contact if I or somebody I know is in detention?
Colorado state law that provides in-state tuition to qualifying students, if they:
-have attended a Colorado high school for 3 years immediately before graduation or earning a GED
-admitted to a public/private college within 12 months of graduating from HS or receiving a GED
-be a recipient of the Colorado Opportunity Fund
A federal executive order that allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. before their 16th birthday and before June 2007 to a receive a renewable two-year permit and exemption from deportation. On Sept. 6th, 2017, the new federal administration has announced that it would not renew DACA renewal applications, but those who received DACA won’t lose their benefits until their current DACA status expires. Students with DACA status, or who are undocumented, can qualify for ASSET if they meet the criteria.
ASSET is not connected to DACA
In-state tuition will continue to be available for qualifying students even if their DACA status ends. Likewise, financial aid is available to DACA or undocumented students through MSU Denver, the state of Colorado (such as the Colorado College Responsibility Grant), or through private scholarships.
In-state tuition for DACA & undocumented students
Students with DACA status are eligible for in-state tuition after establishing domicile in Colorado for 12 months or more prior to the start of classes, but are not eligible for state financial aid unless they also meet the ASSET criteria (see below). DACA-status students who meet ASSET criteria are eligible for both in-state tuition and state financial aid.
Undocumented students without DACA need to fully meet the ASSET criteria (see below) to receive in-state tuition and to be eligible for state financial aid, and cannot use the “12 months in Colorado” rule to be eligible for in-state tuition.
The In-state Tuition for DACA, Undocumented, and Adjustment Applicant Students Guide provides a helpful checklist for DACA & undocumented students to receive in-state tuition at MSU Denver.