Student Aid Commission is Joined by a Diverse Coalition Calling for the Expansion of Pell Grant Eligibility to DACA Recipients


For a third consecutive year, the Commission has been joined by a diverse coalition of partners in a letter to the California Congressional delegation expressing support of President Biden’s proposal to expand the Pell Grant program to students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.

The Commission’s recent report, Renewing the Dream, highlights not just the progress that California has made in providing access to state financial aid for the larger undocumented student population, but also underscores the substantial financial aid gaps that remain. Expanding Pell Grant eligibility to DACA students is an important first step toward education equity and positively transforming the educational trajectory of undocumented students.

To read the letter issued by the Commission and partners in support of President Biden’s proposal to expand Pell Grant eligibility to DACA students, please click here: 2023 Pell for DACA Sign on Letter