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Undocumented & DACA Students

Northern Essex Community College welcomes applications from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and undocumented students.

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In-State Tuition and Fees Benefit

DACA students are eligible for in-state tuition and fees. Submit the following documents:

  • C-33 work permit (Employment Authorization Documentation)
  • I-797 (Notice of Action).
  • Proof of Massachusetts residency

Paying for College

Undocumented and DACA students are not eligible to apply for state, federal, or institutional financial aid. We encourage you to review the NECC payment options and apply for NECC scholarships.

As a DACA student, you are eligible for tuition credit if you’ve received the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship.

Read the Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education’s statement on DACA student status.

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