Financial Aid

​Here are the most Frequently Asked Questions about Financial Aid for DACA and Dreamers.

Unfortunately undocumented students, including DACA students and Dreamers, are not eligible for federal student aid. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Colleges, including DMACC, often use information collected on the FAFSA to determine whether you are eligible for institutional aid such as scholarships. If you have a Social Security number, you may complete the FAFSA, and we encourage you to do so at

​Your parents’ citizenship status does not affect your eligibility for federal student aid. In fact, the FAFSA doesn’t even ask about your parents’ status. 

For more information, including a very helpful Q&A concerning the FAFSA and DACA students visit the U.S. Department of Education website.

If you need help completing the FAFSA, check out our step-by-step guide to financial aid.

​If you need to contact the DMACC Financial Aid Department, visit our contact page.