UCF provides a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students.
Find support services and resources to help Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and undocumented students succeed at UCF.
TheDream.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated DREAMers who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. This scholarship will help cover your tuition and fees for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.
Temporary Protected Status (or TPS) is a temporary benefit that does not lead to lawful permanent resident status or give any other immigration status.
For students that have received a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (or DACA) from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, this deferred action does not provide a lawful status. Further, DACA/TPS UCF students are not eligible for federal, state, or institutional aid. If the DACA/TPS student has received a valid Social Security number or a valid Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN), the student could be considered for scholarships from private donors or for private loans.
Eligibility depends on the lender/donor restrictions and on the ability of the UCF Global to conduct a federal tax review on the awards based on the appropriate legal documents provided by the student.
A DACA student must have a valid Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) or a valid Social Security Number in order to receive any type of financial aid. DACA students should contact the UCF Global to submit the necessary IRS forms and immigration documents prior to the calendar tax year. Please note that if a student has been living in the United States for a period of time, the student must provide sufficient documentation to UCF Global so their status can be determined before the Office of Student Financial Assistance can determine their eligibility in receiving the private scholarship.
For DACA students seeking information about the requirements for the Out-of-State Tuition Waiver for Specific Florida High School Graduates, please refer to the Waiver section of the UCF Student Accounts Services website.
Students who are unable to pay their full tuition balance by the fee payment deadline may contact Student Accounts to arrange a payment plan.