Information For DACA Students

Students who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or undocumented status may indicate that status on the Common Application. Indicating this status will not impact your Fordham Admission decision. It is your choice to disclose this information or to choose another citizenship status from the available list.

Admission Process
Fordham is primarily a need-blind institution, so your application will be reviewed on the basis of your qualifications for admission. Learn more here.

Merit Scholarship Eligibility
DACA applicants will be considered for the following merit based awards. These awards include those listed below and updates can be found here.

  • Cunniffe Presidential Scholarship
  • Semifinalist and National Recognition Program Scholarship (all students designated as Semifinalists by the National Merit Recognition Program or Scholars by the National African American, National Hispanic, National Indigenous, or National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program will be considered)
  • Dean's Scholarship (merit portion only)

Financial Aid Resources
Although most need-based financial aid at Fordham is dependent on being an US citizen or eligible noncitizen, we want to share a few resources for students who may not qualify for aid:

NYS Residents - DACA, undocumented and other students may be eligible for NYS TAP under the DREAM Act. Please follow the link for more information. You may also contact the Office of Student Financial Services directly at 718-817-3800 or via email at [email protected].