Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

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This is a place where you can learn about ways to navigate the educational system and find information about resources for students, parents, and educators such as, scholarship opportunities, and community resources. We welcome all students at CSU!  However, if you are an undocumented student and do not  have DACA approval, you are not currently eligible for the CSU in-state tuition rate. Tuition and fees for undocumented students are calculated at the out-of-state, international student rate.

On June 15, 2012, President Obama created a new policy calling for deferred action for certain undocumented young people who came to the U.S. as children. Individuals meeting the qualifications for the program, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), were eligible to apply and receive a 2-year approval that gave DACA recipients lawful presence in the United States.  As a result of this lawful presence, DACA students who are Ohio residents are also eligible for in-state tuition rates.

On September 5, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the rescission of the DACA policy.  The rescission means:

  • New or renewal applications that were filed by September 5, will be adjudicated and, if approved, provide DACA status for a new two-year period.
  • Individuals whose DACA status expires by March 5, 2018 were eligible to apply for a 2-year renewal until October 5, 2017.  At this time, no further renewal applications are being accepted. 
  • Applications for Advance Parole travel documents that allowed individuals with DACA status to travel outside the United States will no longer be considered.  Individuals with such documents are advised to weigh the risks of travel.

The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services website will help answer some of your questions regarding your immigration status and for the changes in DACA.