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DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)


DACA is an executive order that benefits those who immigrated as children and meet several guidelines. DACA recipients are eligible for work authorization and can get a Social Security Number and, in most cases, a Driver's License.


Undocumented students and students with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) do not qualify for federal or state aid in Florida, including Bright Futures, National Merit, and federal loans and grants.


FAQs for UNF Students   

Florida Student Financial Aid  



Undocumented students can apply for an out-of-state waiver if they:

  • Attended a secondary school in Florida for three consecutive years immediately before graduating from a high school in this state
  • Applied for enrollment in an institute of higher education within 24 months after high school graduation

UNF Non-resident Waiver


Florida Residency Declaration for Tuition Purposes 


National Resources:

Immigrant Legal Resource Center


The National Immigration Law Center


Immigrant Legal Resource Center - If DACA Program Ends?


DACA FAQs from Homeland Security