DACA, the DREAM Act, and DREAMers

Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC) fosters the learning and development of international students to enable the achievement of their academic, professional, and personal goals and objectives by advocating for their unique needs, providing prompt and accurate support services, and supporting an environment conducive to international education and intercultural awareness.

DACA, the DREAM Act, and DREAMers

DACA

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a 2012 Executive Order that provides eligibility for a work permit and a 2-year deferment from any deportation actions.

The Employment Authorization Document (EAD card) received by approved DACA applicants grants the card holder permission to work in the United States; however, the EAD card does not grant the holder any other benefits such as resident or immigrant status in the U.S.

The DREAM Act

Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (the DREAM Act), first introduced in 2001, is legislation that would have provided eligibility for conditional residency, but thus far it has failed to pass through Congress and is not law.

DREAMers

DREAMers has become a commonly used term to refer to individuals that qualify for DACA.  The widespread use of this term often misleads individuals into mistakenly believing that their DACA work permit grants them residency in the U.S.

Under the 2004 Kansas State House Bill 2145 (HB2145), you may be eligible for in-state tuition at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Undocumented or DACA students may qualify for in-state tuition under HB2145 if you attended high school in Kansas for three (3) or more years, graduated from high school in Kansas or earned your GED in Kansas, and filed a HB2145 Affidavit with Kansas City Kansas Community College.

* Undocumented or DACA students who do not qualify for in-state tuition under HB2145 are billed for out-of-state tuition.

In-State


$110

per credit hour

Out-of-State


$217

per credit hours

  • Some courses may require fees in addition to the tuition and fees cost listed above; these fees are listed in the class schedule each semester.
  • The KCKCC Board of Trustees has the right to change tuition and fee costs without notice.
  • Tuition and fees must be paid at the time of enrollment.

Application Requirements

Step 1: Fill Out Application


Fill out application.

To apply as an Undocumented student, please complete the Citizenship Status section of the application as follows:

  • Are you a U.S. citizen?
    • No
  • Citizenship Status
    • Non-Resident Alien
  • Country of Citizenship
    • (Select your Country of Citizenship)
  • Visa/Immigration Status
    • This is the 2nd option in the drop-down box.

 

To apply as a DACA student (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) please complete the Citizenship Status section of the application as follows:

  • Are you a U.S. citizen?
    • No
  • Citizenship Status
    • Non-Resident Alien
  • Country of Citizenship
    • (Select your Country of Citizenship)
  • Visa/Immigration Status
    • Deferred Action. This is the 3rd option in the drop-down box.

Step 2: Submit Transcripts


 

If from a non-U.S. school, please submit transcripts in the native language and accompanied by an official English translation

If from a non-U.S. school, please also submit your Official secondary school Leaving/Graduation/National Examination Certificate in the native language and accompanied by an official English translation.

Application Requirements – HB2145 Eligible

Step 1: Fill Out Application


To apply as an HB2145 student – establishing your eligibility to receive in-state tuition – please complete the Citizenship Status section of the application as follows:

  • Are you a U.S. citizen?
    • No
  • Citizenship Status
    • Non-Resident Alien
  • Country of Citizenship
    • (Select your Country of Citizenship)
  • Visa/Immigration Status
    • This is the 1st option in the drop-down box.

Step 2: Submit Transcripts



The transcripts must contain your Graduation Date If you did not graduate from high school but earned your GED, submit your official GED certificate from the state of Kansas along with your high school transcripts

Applicant Notes

  • All application materials and documents submitted for admission to Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC) become the property of KCKCC; these materials and documents cannot be returned to the applicant.
  • Application requirements cannot be waived.
  • Submission of altered, falsified, or fraudulent application information and/or documents will result in the immediate denial of admission.

Contact

Admissions admissions@kckcc.edu
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