Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)


Recent Announcements


The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was established by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in June 2012.  Under this program, individuals meeting specified requirements can apply to have a deportation action deferred for two years, subject to renewal for an additional two years.  Students under DACA are considered by DHS to be lawfully present in the United States during the period of deferred action. 

Tuition / Fees and Financial Aid Eligibility for DACA Students

If you are a DACA student and don’t meet AB540 criteria you can still be classified as resident for purposes of assessing tuition, awarding the California College Promise Grant (formerly known as BOGW Fee Waiver), and determining eligibility for services that require California residency such as EOPS. To qualify you must meet the California law related to physical presence and the intent to make California home for other than a temporary purpose.

For more information visit the Admissions Office in building 3300 at the Oceanside Campus or in the administration building at the San Elijo Campus.