Paying for DACA Renewal Fees
Having to come up with the funds to pay for DACA renewals in such a short time can be stressful. We have compiled a list for Illinois DACA recipients looking for assistance in paying the USCIS fee -$495- to renew DACA. This list will be updated constantly, please make sure you check back for more opportunities.
Partial scholarships for renewal/first time applicants are available for currently enrolled students ($250) at UIC. For more details contact Tanya Cabrera, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Inclusion email@example.com (312) 355.0011.
UIC students may request a virtual appointment through Student Legal Services with an immigration attorney at DOS@UIC.EDU
ICIRR DACA Renewal Scholarship
Full scholarships are available through ICIRR's NAI Program.
UPDATE, MAY 18, 2023: SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED
Guidelines for determining eligibility for an ICIRR DACA Renewal Scholarship:
Applicants need to be eligible to renew their DACA application
Applicants will be submitting their renewal application through a NAI partner organization under the NAI grant.
Applicants’ annual household income is under 80% of the Area Median Income; a household making above the amount listed based on household size will not be eligible for the Scholarship.
Applicants need to submit proof of income to be considered for the Scholarship.
*Scholarships are subject to availability and are on a first come first served basis.*
*Income limits are for the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL HUD Metro FMR Area
In Order to Apply, Please Contact Any of the Following Organizations
Catholic Charities- The Community Center
671 S. Lewis Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085
Family Focus -Cicero
2910 N. Sawyer, Chicago, IL 60618
220 E. Chicago St., Elgin, IL 60120