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"Dream Act" Information

The term "Dream Act" generally refers to one of the following:

DACA/Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Federal "Dream Act")

DACA is a program introduced by the U.S. federal government which entitles qualifying undocumented individuals to receive a work permit, social security number, and other immigration benefits.  Students who have been approved for DACA status should submit one, or both, of the following documents to receive in-county or out-of-county tuition rates:

  • I-797C (DACA Approval Notice)
  • Employment Authorization Card

Senate Bill 167 (Maryland "Dream Act")

The Maryland State government has also passed legislation which entitles qualifying undocumented students who have graduated from a Maryland high school to receive in-county or out-of-county tuition rates at Maryland colleges and universities.

  • Please click here to see eligibility requirements
  • If you qualify, please click here to download the application for reduced tuition rates.
  • When complete, please email to schedule an appointment to submit your complete application.

Students with no immigration documentation are eligible to attend HCC!  Please contact for details.


Financial Assistance Resources:

The Dream Scholarship Programs Information for Undocumented Students

College Greenlight Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships for Dreamers

Golden Door Scholars

DACA/FAFSA Information

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