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.


Mission Asset Funds has secured funding to cover DACA renewal all across the USA for free. First come, first serve. We will cover for 2020 people. DACA recipients simply apply, and MAF will send a check already written out to USCIS for payment of DACA renewal. This is not a loan, and no one will be asked to pay the money back. Scholarship applications are here.


Protection for All Movement is a undocumented-led group of Chicago volunteers organizing to raise funds for the processing and legal fees of DACA recipients who currently qualify for renewal. 

Requirements to Apply:

  • Be eligible for DACA renewal 

  • Live in any of the following Illinois counties: Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kankakee, Kane, Kendall, Grundy, McHenry, DeKalb OR the following Indiana counties: Lake and Porter. 

TO APPLY: For more information please contact


Undocumedia has pledged to raise funds to be able to assist one thousand (1,000) DACA beneficiaries eligible to renew to file before the October 5th deadline. For more information please go to 

Requirements to Apply:

  • Be eligible for DACA renewal 

TO APPLY: To apply for a $495 scholarship, fill out this form.


Second Federal Saving -a division of Self-Help Federal Credit Union- has modified their DACA loan program and is offering loans with 0% interest.  For more information, you can CLICK HERE! 

You can also call (855)369-2828 and choose option #4.

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