DACA and undocumented students add richness and value to the NJCU community. We understand that there are particular challenges for these students as they navigate policies, processes, and academic requirements of university study, and we are here to help.
This page contains the following information for DACA and undocumented students to use throughout their time at NJCU:
All information here can be used directly by prospective or current NJCU students. Administration, faculty, and staff also can help our NJCU community by sharing these resources with students and their families.
NJCU is committed to supporting and empowering our DACA and undocumented students to help them reach their full potential at NJCU and beyond.
The New Jersey Tuition Equality Act (Statute P.L. 2013, c.170), otherwise known as the DREAM Act, became law in 2013 and allows undocumented students who meet certain criteria to qualify for in-state tuition rates at all of New Jersey’s public higher education institutions.
Scholarship and financial aid opportunities exist for DACA and undocumented students. Contact the NJCU Financial Aid office at 201-200-3173 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your NJCU Gothic ID number on all voicemail and/or email correspondence.
In order to qualify for state aid, you must have:
Best Colleges maintains a resource guide containing many internships and fellowships for DACA and undocumented students. For more information on these and other internship and fellowship opportunities, please contact the NJCU Career Center.
The following are on-campus, off-campus (local), and general resources available for NJCU students, faculty, and staff.
CWS Jersey City: Legal Help and Mental Health Support
Asylum Seekers Advocacy Project (ASAP): Legal Help, Community Action, and Organizing
The Black Institute: Community Action and Organizing
The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights (New York): Community Action and Organizing
First Friends of NJ & NY: Legal Help and Mental Health Support
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) resources for DACA/DREAMers
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) resources for Faculty and Staff