What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)?
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a federal process that defers removal action of an individual by USCIS for a specified number of years

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DACA is a federal process that defers removal action of an individual by USCIS for a specified number of years. It is important to note that DACA is not the same as financial aid and Undocumented/Dreamer students should still submit a CA Dream Act Application and Non-SSN GPA instead of a FAFSA.

  • It is not the same as financial aid
  • It does not grant lawful immigration status
  • It does allow individuals to apply for an SSN and work authorization

CA Dreamers should still file a CA Dream Act Application instead of a FAFSA and submit a Non-SSN GPA. 

For more info about DACA visit: www.uscis.gov and www.immigrantsrising.org

For more details about the difference between DACA and California Dream Act download this PDF