The application and transition process to higher education for many undocumented students can be difficult and complex, especially if you are a first-generation student. We are here to advocate for you, support you, guide you, and to connect you to resources on campus and in the community to make your transition to UCCS and your time here easier. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (719) 255-3391.
Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and undocumented students must choose “Not a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident” for the citizenship type question on the UCCS admissions application. To apply to UCCS, click here.
Qualifying undocumented and DACA students have access to in-state tuition and receive the College Opportunity Fund in Colorado under Senate Bill 13-033, or the Colorado ASSET law.
If you are eligible for COF, you can authorize by term or select “Lifetime Authorization” which will authorize COF for all terms attended. A step-by-step guide can be found here.
To activate your account, visit https://cof.college-assist.org/
Although you do not have access to federal financial assistance, you do have access to institutional and private financial assistance so long as you meet their eligibility requirements. For a list of financial resources that you may qualify for, click here. You may also contact the UCCS Financial Aid Office or the UCCS Scholarships Office.
- The UCCS Student Relief Fund: This new scholarship fund gives need-based financial awards to students that do not qualify for federal financial assistance. DACA and ASSET students are particularly encouraged to apply. In order to apply, the student applicant must have either filled out a physical or online copy of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information about the UCCS Student Relief Fund or how to apply, please click here and/or visit their website for more financial resources for Dreamers.
To apply to housing on campus, click here or contact them at email@example.com.
For alternative forms of housing, we recommend checking with online UCCS student groups that help students looking for living accommodations in or near Colorado Springs. For more information about these online UCCS student groups, please contact our MOSAIC Student Advocacy and Support Student Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org or (719) 255-3319.
Once you have been admitted to UCCS, you will need to register for your online or in-person student orientation. To register for your orientation, click here.
If you need to language translation services, the UCCS Orientation Office offers an interpretation system for Spanish-speaking families. Contact them to learn more about requesting this service at your orientation.