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DACA Youth Resource Guide

Posted on 12/02/2015

In an effort to ensure that all students have access to a world-class education that prepares them for college and careers, the U.S. Department of Education, in collaboration with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has released a resource guide External link opens in new window or tab to help educators, school leaders, and community organizations better support undocumented youths in secondary and postsecondary schools. Those for whom the guide is intended also include Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) External link opens in new window or tab recipients.

The guide includes resources aimed at high school and college students and includes:

  • An overview of the rights of undocumented students
  • Tips for educators on how to support undocumented youths in high school and college
  • Key information on non-citizen access to federal financial aid
  • A list of private scholarships for which undocumented youths might be eligible
  • Information on federally funded adult education programs at the local level
  • Guidance for migrant students in accessing their education records for DACA.

The aim of the guide is to help educators and school staff to support the academic success of undocumented youths and debunk misconceptions by clarifying the legal rights of undocumented students. The guide also shares information about financial aid options open to undocumented students, and supports youths applying for DACA consideration or renewal External link opens in new window or tab.

More information about resources for immigrants, refugees, asylees, and other new Americans can be found here External link opens in new window or tab.


OCTAE blog post.2015. (accessed November 30, 2015) Hhttp://sites.ed.gov/octae/2015/10/26/daca-youth-resource-guide/ External link opens in new window or tab