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Resources for Undocumented Students

Montgomery College is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, including undocumented students. Undocumented students, who often face barriers and challenges as they navigate campus policies, require support services that address their unique needs. The College provides extra support for students who need help navigating the requirements of the Maryland Dream Act and DACA. 

What is the Maryland Dream Act (MDA)?

The Maryland Dream Act allows high school graduates who are undocumented immigrants, U.S. citizens, and other statuses the opportunity to receive the lowest tuition rate at their local community college, if they meet certain requirements. Read more about the Maryland Dream Act.

What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)?

On January 14, 2013, the Montgomery College Board of Trustees passed a resolution concerning the tuition rates for students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The College determined that these students are eligible for in-county tuition rates provided that the students satisfy the College’s residency criteria. Read more about DACA and TPS.

Contact Us

We are pleased to assist you with your questions and concerns regarding the Maryland Dream Act and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. You may contact the staff below:

Germantown Campus   
Pamela Wessells
Email | 240-567-7817

Rockville Campus   
*Note: Rockville students, please contact either the Germantown or Takoma Park/Silver Spring representative for assistance.

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus 
Kristal Bent
Email | 240-567-3873