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Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)


This Special Alert from the California Student Aid Commission (Commission) provides an update on the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) in response to the announcement by the federal government to terminate the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

On September 5, 2017, a statement from the Commission was released. This statement urged congress and the president to find a permanent resolution in support of DACA. The statement highlighted:

  • DACA status is not required to be eligible for California college admission  or financial aid in California.
  • Eligible students are still able to receive state and campus-based financial aid as well as the Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver program available through community colleges.
  • CADAA is only used to determine eligibility for state financial aid and is not shared with the federal government or used for immigration enforcement purposes.


Click here for full statement:csac_daca_statement