Information for DACA Students
Applying to the University of Arizona as a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) student
The UA defines DACA 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 US Government
Applying to the UA
- Students who meet all of the above criteria should apply to the University of Arizona through the online portal or by requesting a mailed application.
- At Step 2 of the application, Citizenship Information, DACA applicants should answer the question "Are you a US Citizen?" with a “No” response. Following that selection of “No”, the following will appear: "Are you a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA)?". DACA applicants should select “Yes” to this question.
- The applicant should complete all remaining sections of the application accurately to their experience and can leave the Social Security blank if needed.
- Currently, we do not offer in-state tuition to DACA recipients, but please check back for updated information.
- DACA students are not eligible for federal financial aid, institutional merit awards or state-based aid.
*All of this information is subject to change.