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Erikson Institute’s DACA Statement

Our Statement on DACA

Our mission at Erikson is to ensure all individuals have equitable and just opportunities to meet their potential. That means accepting and welcoming any students that are interested in attending Erikson, including individuals impacted by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) law. These DACA recipients, also known as “Dreamers” after the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act that has yet to be passed by Congress, include Erikson current students and alumni who have built their identity in this country Erikson supports the DACA recipient community as we understand that having diverse cultures, languages, and heritages is what continues to give people a unique perspective and allows for diversity to flourish. We welcome DACA recipients into our academic programs.  

DACA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No, as a DACA recipient you are a legal resident of the country.

Yes, Erikson does accept DACA recipients into our graduate programs.

Meet with us! Having one-on-one conversation with interested students and applicants is what we feel is best at Erikson as it allows us to better answer your questions and guide you towards what you are wanting to learn.

DACA recipients are not eligible for federal financial aid. However, Erikson offers scholarships to all its students. Erikson awards over $2 million in scholarships and aid each year.

We encourage all applicants of Erikson to fill out a FAFSA. The FAFSA report will outline what you are eligible to receive outside of federal financial aid. Reach out to financial aid for more detailed information.

At Erikson, we have several scholarship options. Please read our scholarship list on our financial aid webpage. If you have further questions, please reach out to [email protected].