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Immigration Policy and Law Relating to Students

Frequently Asked Questions

What to Know About DACA

Michelle Sotolongo, a Student Development Specialist for the Honors College, provides information about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), including where eligible students can find support services and how the university is preparing for future rulings on DACA.

Office of Organizational Development & Communications

Counseling Center

The Attorney for Students

Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion

Financial Aid for DACA Students

Dr. Christopher Murr, Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships, discusses financial aid assistance available to DACA students and how they can best maximize aid.

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Texas Application for State Financial Aid Information

National Assured Scholarships Information

Bobcat Online Scholarship System (BOSS)

The Legal Aspects of DACA

Angelica Coronado, Attorney for Students, offers information regarding the legal aspects of DACA and its current status.


About 98,000 undocumented individuals graduate from high schools across the United States each year. Of this total, an estimated 5 to 10 percent enroll in college or a university.

Sources: migrationpolicy.org, U.S. Department of Education

Regardless of their circumstances, these undocumented and DACAmented students continue to thrive and succeed in higher education.

DACA students are valued community members of Texas State University and it is our goal to provide them with the support services they need while also raising awareness about their experiences.

Below we have addressed a few of the most frequently asked questions regarding immigration policy and law relating to students.

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