FINANCIAL AID

DACA Assistance Grant

The DACA Assistance Grant is for current CSUN students who need financial assistance with DACA application fees. DACA Assistance Grant is funded by the Angel Fund donation to the DREAM Center of the University Student Union.

Eligible students may receive assistance in the form of a single, one-time award intended to cover the fees associated with the DACA application. These funds are not loans that students are expected to repay. The grant is available to currently enrolled students CSUN students who are have initiated a DACA application or have already paid for DACA -application fees.

Apply Here for the DACA Assistance Grant Application.

FAQs

1)     Do I have to submit documentation?

Yes. You will need to submit confirmation verifying you have (or recently had) a DACA appointment with CARECEN, AS Legal Clinic, or other legal consultant.

2)     Are there free legal services available to assist me in completing my DACA application?

Yes, both CARECEN and the AS Student Support Legal Clinic are free for CSUN students. To learn more about these programs, visit the DREAM Center legal services webpage.

3)     Can I receive the grant if I already paid DACA application fees?

Yes. If you are seeking reimbursement for DACA fees, submitted through other legal service provider, please submit an email verification from your legal consultant stating the date the DACA application was submitted.

4)     How do I apply?

Click on the application link: DACA Assistance Grant Application. Make sure to have your documents combined into a PDF file ready for upload.

5)     Will this affect my financial aid award?

This grant assistance is considered financial aid and will be coordinated with your current financial aid package. The grant and/or other aid may be adjusted after review.

6)     Do I have to pay it back?

The grant does not have to be paid back.

7)     When will I receive the funds?

Once the application has been reviewed and approved, it may take up to 14 business days for the funds to be applied to your student account.

8)     How will I receive the funds?

Awards will be processed through the University Cash Services (UCS) Department and approved students will receive their awards by eRefund (direct deposit) or by paper check mailed by USPS to the current mailing address on file with Admissions & Records.

9)     How will I know if my application has been approved?

You will receive a revised Financial Aid Notification to your CSUN email address.

10) How do I know if I am signed up for eRefund?

To check your eRefund status, go to the ‘My Financial Matters’ tab on your myNorthridge Portal and select eRefund.  If the status is ‘active’, you will receive your CCS grant via direct deposit; if ‘inactive’, please enroll by entering your bank information on this page.

11) How do I change my address on file with Admissions and Records?

If you need to update your address on file with the university, you must go to https://www.csun.edu/current-students/update-personal-information and follow the instructions.

12)  If I owe a balance to the university, does that get taken out of my DACA Assistance Grant?

Any balances owed will not be taken out of your grant funds.

13) Who can I contact if I have questions?  

For questions about applying for DACA and completing the application, you may contact the DREAM Center by phone at (818) 677-7069 or email at dreamcenter@csun.edu