Medical Student Financial Services: DACA Students

Medical Students with DACA Status (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) have unique financial aid eligibility in that Federal Student Aid funding is not currently available. Financial aid typically consists of external loans. Students are encouraged to submit our LCOM Institutional Scholarship Application to be considered for college gift aid (located in your Admissions portal).

We recommend one-on-one meetings with Medical Student Financial Services, where funding access can be discussed in more detail.


How a DREAMer Can Find Financial Support in the US (moneygeek article)

“The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was introduced in 2012 during President Barack Obama's administration. DACA is intended to shield young undocumented immigrants from deportation. There are many ways, such as buying a home and homeowners insurance, and traveling, recipients can embark on their financial journey in the United States.”

Navigating Finance in the U.S. as a DREAMer: Support & Resources |