Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
What is DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)?
On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced that the U.S. government would not deport certain undocumented immigrants who came to the United States when they were children. Eligible individuals were able to apply for and given a type of temporary permission to stay in the U.S. called "deferred action." Deportation action was deferred for two years, subject to renewal for an additional two years. Students under DACA are considered by DHS (Department of Homeland Security) to be lawfully present in the United States during the period of deferred action.
UHV Assistance to DACA students
- Admissions and enrollment guidance and advising
- TAFSA Assistance and financial planning
- Scholarship and grant assistance (if available)
- Academic advising and assistance
- Career Development and Counseling
Who to Contact at UHV
- DACA/ Undocument student admissions: Admissions@uhv.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org or Herathl@uhv.edu
- Financial Aid and Scholarships: email@example.com
- Student Life: firstname.lastname@example.org or wilkinsonMR@uhv.edu
- Immigration on F and J visa: email@example.com or GarciaY@uhv.edu
- Title IX and Equal Opportunity: LeeBW@uhv.edu
- UHV Athletics: Athletics@uhv.edu
- Virtual Lobby: To schedule an appointment or Join International Programs at the Virtual Lobby on Mondays to Fridays 8-5pm Central Standard Time (The university is closed on the weekend and federal holidays) Face-2-Face meetings are available via appointment only. To schedule a face-2-face meeting visit Microsoft Bookings
All virtual appointments will be recorded.
If you are an DACA or undocumented student, please connect with any of the contacts mentioned above. We cannot cover all the items on a website, we are provide allthe guidance and assistance to our DACA and undocumented students throughout their academic endeavors at UHV. Please connect with us if you have questions.
Latest on DACA:
Here is a list of websites where you can get more information about DACA:
Scholarships for DACA Students:
- American Dream Award
- Chicana Latina Foundation
- Golden Door Scholars
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- My Undocumented Life
- New Leader Scholarships
- Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship
- The DreamUS
- Western Union Foundation