Clark University continues to expand its resources and expertise in supporting the development and education of undocumented students and students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). We welcome all applicants regardless of citizenship status. Undocumented students, with or without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), are treated the same as other U.S. citizens or permanent residents in Clark’s admissions process.
UPDATE: July 27, 2018
Immigration advocates report that the window to renew DACA may become more complicated by mid-to late August. Make sure to renew now if:
- Your DACA expiration date is within one year
- If your work permit has already expired
Advocates and lawyers note that USCIS is not rejecting applications with renewal dates that that are far in the future – even those that are more than 180 days in advance. Experts advise that is more risky right now to be in an unlawful presence status than to apply to renew DACA. There is immediate risk for deportation for anyone who is in unlawful presence.
Here are two resources that may be helpful:
Check out the Statement of Support from the University administration and from student leaders for undocumented/DACA students.
Undocumented students should follow the same application procedure for all domestic (not international) applicants to Clark. While federal financial aid is not available, undocumented students may be eligible for merit scholarships and some sources of institutional aid provided by the University. A FAFSA is not required to apply for aid.
While procedures for financial aid vary between domestic and international applicants, undocumented students are considered for domestic financial aid like other U.S. citizens or permanent residents, with the exception of federal funding sources.
1. Complete the CSS Profile. Check the College Board for information on fee waivers.
2. If you are a student with DACA status, you can submit a FAFSA to receive a Student Aid Report (SAR), if desired. However, this is not necessary for Clark financial aid.
- September 2017 letter from President Angel
- December 2016 letter from President Angel
- General Information
- Admissions and Financial Aid
- Legal Aid
- DACA Renewals
- Life After College
- After Removal Proceedings
- Additional Clark University Resource: The Office of Multicultural and First Generation Student Support
- Students who identify from racially underrepresented groups (African-American/Black-, Latinx-, Asian/Desi-, Pacific Islander-, Native/Indigenous- American, and Multiracial) can find mentoring and support for their student experiences at Clark in the Office of Multicultural and First Generation Student Support. The office also welcomes undocumented and DACA students looking for social/academic support. Students can participate in identity-based community groups that meet regularly. To make an appointment, call 1-508-421-3722 or email Hayley Haywood, Director of Multicultural and First Generation Student Support.