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OTHER CAMPUS RESOURCES
Is there any funding available to offset the cost of DACA?
Finding financial assistance to cover the $495 cost can be tough. Below is a list of local and national organizations who may be able to provide you with assistance.
Consulado de México en Seattle
The Mexican consulate is currently providing financial assistance with the $495 DACA application fee to Mexican nationals.
In order to apply for these funds, you have to go to an in-person interview Monday through Friday, anytime between 8:30am and 2pm.
Please take the following documents with you to the Mexican consulate:
- birth certificate (Mexcan)
- Identification (state ID or license)
- DACA work authorization card
- social security provided through DACA
- Proof of address (mail, etc.)
Dreamer Lending Circles at Progress 21
Progress21 organizes lending circles of Dreamers to help pay for DACA fees. They advance the funds, and dreamers pay it back monthly while building their personal credit history. Lending circles are interest free.
Mission Asset Fund
A nonprofit organization on a mission to create a fair financial market place for hard working families.
This website has a list of organizations providing financial assistance for people who can renew DACA.
Fuerza Colectiva is raising funds to help those who need immediate financial assistance. They are not tied, or are, a nonprofit agency, but a grassroots community led effort.
There are several efforts underway to provide Free Legal Clinics to help with the paperwork. For updates, you can follow the WA Dream Coalition and the WA Immigrant Solidarity Network.
Disclaimer: Leadership Without Borders has compiled this list of available resources that may be helpful in your financial planning for your DACA and help you to pay the fees. Leadership Without Borders does not endorse these organizations or institutions in any way, this list is for information purposes only.