Application Process

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 mosaicsa@uccs.edu or (719) 255-3391.

Renewing your DACA

Should you renew your DACA?

  • If you previously had DACA and it has expired, you are can and you should definitely renew your DACA as soon as possible.
  • If you currently have DACA and it expires in less than 150 days, you can and you should renew your DACA as soon as possible.
  • If you currently have DACA and it DOES NOT expire in less than 150 days, you can renew your DACA.

What is DACA?

DACA

Established in 2012 as an executive order, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a type of administrative relief from deportation for eligible undocumented immigrants who arrived to the U.S. as children. DACA essentially grants program recipients: 1) protection from deportation, and 2) a work permit. The program expires after two years, subject to renewal.

Campus Resources for Dreamers

Campus support is critical for underrepresented and vulnerable student populations like undocumented students. Below are a list of campus resources during your time as a student at UCCS.

 

Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness, and Community (MOSAIC):

The primary purpose of MOSAIC is to advocate for the academic, personal, and social development of underrepresented students at UCCS. Our office is located in University Hall, room 110.

Terminology

Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET) - This bill allows eligible students to pay in-state tuition at any Colorado public institution if they meet certain qualifications.

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