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DREAMer & DACA Students

Lycoming College welcomes applications of all students residing in the United States.

Application process:

First year or transfer DREAMer or DACA-eligible students applying to Lycoming College should follow the application procedures of a domestic student. Information regarding our application process and requirements can be found on the Apply section of our website.

Financing Your Education:

Freshman and Transfer Scholarships are open to DREAMer/DACA students. While federal and state financial aid is not available for DREAMer/DACA students, Lycoming College provides institutional financial aid in its place, but it is limited. Please reach out to our Admissions Office for more information.

Students should complete the paper based Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In some instances, a similar sate application may be substituted, but please check with our office.

For further information please visit the Office of Financial aid website. Students should begin looking for additional scholarships as early as possible that can contribute to their education. Lycoming College does ask that there be a minimum family contribution made annually.

“First generation students are a rapidly growing, highly talented, and very accomplished segment of the college-going population in the United States. Providing access to higher education for this group is vital to our nation’s future. At Lycoming College, we understand that our institutional excellence depends upon our ability to recruit from this talent pool, and we are also committed to the success of this group, having developed a mentoring and cohort model.”

Dr. Kent Trachte

President, Lycoming College

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Should DREAMer or DACA Candidates state their status in the application process?

    Yes. Undocumented students should feel free to share their personal stories with us through the essay portion, or other supplemental areas of the application. Counselors, mentors, supervisors, coaches and others are also welcome to share more about the student through letters of recommendation.

  • What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)?
    • DACA, an executive memo issued on June 15, 2012 offers undocumented persons under the age of 31, meeting specific criteria, deferred action of deportation.
    • DACA does not provide an individual with lawful status.
    • Through the Department of Homeland Security, DACA recipients are granted the right to a driver’s license, a Social Security Number and a work permit.
    • DACA students are eligible for paid internships and student employment.
    • Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
    • Renew Your DACA
  • How should I respond to questions on the application regarding citizenship?

    Lycoming College Application:

    If you are applying to Lycoming College using our institutional application, please select the following fields whether you are a DREAMer, DACA-approved, pending, or eligible.

    Select your citizenship status
    Other (Non-US)

    List of citizenship
    Select the country

    Currently held in the United States visa
    I do not hold a currently valid US non-immigration visa.

    Please put 000-00-000 in the social security field - do not make up a number, use your ITIN number, or your DACA SSN. Lycoming College will assign you a student ID number once you submit the application. If you do have DACA status, please scan and submit a copy of your valid DACA card.

    Common Application or Coalition Application:

    If you are applying to Lycoming College using the Common Application or Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success, please select the following fields whether you are a DREAMer, DACA-approved, pending, or eligible.

    Select your citizenship status
    Other (Non-US)

    List of citizenship
    Select the country

    Currently held in the United States visa
    I do not hold a currently valid US non-immigration visa.

    Please put 000-00-000 in the social security field - do not make up a number, use your ITIN number, or your DACA SSN. Lycoming College will assign you a student ID number once you submit the application. If you do have DACA status, please scan and submit a copy of your valid DACA card.

    For more questions, please contact:

    Jessica A. Quintana Hess, MSED
    Director of Admissions Lycoming College
    700 College Place Williamsport, PA 17701
    Phone: 570.321.4026
    Fax: 570.321.4317
    hess@lycoming.edu
    Se Habla Español

Resources/Scholarship Opportunities:

  • U.S. Immigration
  • College Board Guide for Undocumented Students Immigrant Youth Financial Resource Guide
  • Immigrant Youth Financial Resource Guide
  • FastWeb
  • Latino College Dollars: Scholarships for Latino Students
  • LINC Telacu
  • Mexican American Legal and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
  • Migrant Scholarships
  • Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund (SALEF)
  • Scholarships Open Students Regardless of Immigration Status
  • U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard Scholarship Guide
  • List of Undergraduate Scholarships that do not require proof of US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency
  • Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund
  • Scholarships for undocumented students
  • Scholarships Chicano Organizing & Research in Education-Que Llueva Cafè Scholarship
  • 10,000 Degrees List of Scholarships
  • East Bay Consortium Scholarship Directory (for U.S. and non-U.S. Citizens)
  • Harvard’s University Act on a Dream Scholarship List
  • Selected Funding Opportunities Open to Non-US Citizens
  • College Guide for Undocumented Students
  • Becas Univision Scholarship Program
  • Royal Prestige Scholarship
  • Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
  • The Esperanza Education Fund
  • Scholarships for undocumented or non-citizen students
  • Scholarships for Undocumented Students
  • United We Dream Scholarships
  • DDRL Scholarship Fund
  • Act on a Dream
  • International Education Financial Aid
  • National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
  • United We Dream (Resource Guide)
  • College Green Light Blog (Scholarship Guide)
  • My (Un)Documented Life
  • Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
  • Resource Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth
  • Fiesta Del Sold Scholarship
  • Lead Roster Scholarship
  • Traveling Abroad with Advanced Parole