Chancellor White's Urgent Message to DACA Students and Employees

Dear CSU DACA students and employees:

I strongly urge all DACA recipients whose status expires on or before March 5, 2018, to complete and submit a DACA renewal application before October 5, 2017. Renewal of your DACA status may be your only opportunity to obtain an additional two years of deportation protection and legal work authorization.


Financial assistance may be available to help cover the $495 renewal application fee. See below for more details.

I strongly disagree and formally denounce the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the DACA program. The program will be phased out as each recipient’s DACA status and employment authorization document (EAD) expire. Again, some DACA recipients will be allowed to renew their application for an additional two years but must act immediately.

I encourage you to review the information below and share with others.


Timothy P. White, Chancellor


Important Information About Your DACA Application

If your DACA expires on or before March 5, 2018, you may renew your DACA application.

Your DACA renewal application and renewal fee of $495 should be submitted as soon as possible and in sufficient time so that it is received by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) no later than October 5, 2017. Applications received after that date will be rejected.

Information about application filing locations can be found here. We recommend you use a method of delivery that confirms your application and filing fee are received on or before October 5, 2017. We also recommend that you maintain a copy of this confirmation for your records.

If you need assistance completing your application, free legal support services are available here.

Additionally, the Mission Asset Fund is providing 2,000 Dreamers with scholarships of $495 to renew their DACA permits. To apply, visit

You will need to complete a questionnaire and provide your employment authorization document (EAD) card. You will receive a $495 check payable to the Department of Homeland Security. It may take 48 hours to have a check issued and delivered to you, so do not delay in making the request.

For more information about the rescission and additional resources, click here.