Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

DACA is a federal status that gives two years of deferred action to certain individuals who are not in lawful immigration status and entered the United States as minors.

  • DACA is not the same as AB540
  • If a DACA student meets AB 540 requirements, he or she can apply for CSUSB and State financial aid using the California Dream Application
  • If a DACA student does not meet AB 540 requirements, he or she cannot apply for aid on the California Dream Application nor can a student apply for aid on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • A DACA student may apply for scholarships that do not have residency or citizenship requirement