Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Frequently Asked Questions about DACA

Wentworth Institute of Technology welcomes applications from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students. 

What do I need to know as a DACA student applying to Wentworth?

Wentworth’s degree requirements include the completion of two cooperative education work semesters. Each DACA applicant must submit a copy of their U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) DACA approval and Employment Authorization Document (EAD) with the application. An applicant without an EAD will not be reviewed for admission. Please email the copies directly to your admission counselor or admissions@wit.edu.

Prior to enrolling, each DACA student is required to sign a Wentworth DACA Student Form acknowledging the student’s understanding of Wentworth’s graduation requirements, including  two cooperative education work semesters. By signing the DACA Student Form and enrolling at Wentworth, DACA students assume the risk of loss of time, tuition, and all fees paid to Wentworth Institute of Technology if the student’s individual EAD is not active and approved by USCIS during each of the student’s required two cooperative education work semesters.

Are DACA students eligible for Wentworth merit scholarships?

Yes, DACA students are evaluated and awarded merit scholarships in the same manner as all other applicants. In addition, DACA students may apply for the National Co-op Scholarship if they meet the application qualifications.

Are DACA students eligible for Massachusetts state or federal financial aid?

At this time, DACA students are not eligible. We encourage DACA students to look for private scholarships.

Please contact our admissions office admissions@wit.edu or 617-989-4000 for any additional questions.

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