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What is DACA?

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

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 DACA and TPS students are eligible for in-county tuition rates provided that the students satisfy the College’s residency criteria. This action is separate from the Maryland Dream Act.

If you believe this information may affect your tuition rate at the College, please bring a copy of your Federal Employment Authorization Card to an Office of Records and Registration on any of our campuses. Your card must contain the appropriate reference code for DACA, which is (c)(33), or TPS, which is (a)(12). A Social Security card marked “employment authorized” is not sufficient documentation of your status. An Enrollment Services Specialist will make a copy of your card and determine if you are eligible for a different tuition rate.  

Student Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Resources

Information about DACA/Immigration Updates

  • Find Frequently Asked Questions about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals website at the National Immigration Law Centernew window.
  • Obtain Updates on DACA and other policies and procedures impacting undocumented students at United We Dreamnew window

Assistance with reapplying for DACA and DAPA