The University of Colorado Boulder supports the academic goals and success of all current and prospective students. Recognizing that ASSET and DACA students and employees, and those who work and study alongside them, may need further guidance, the university offers this website as a resource for the entire campus community.
- Financial support is available through the Student Relief Fund established by the CU Board of Regents and guidance is provided by the Office of Financial Aid. Call 303-492-5091 or email Brenda.Navarrete@Colorado.EDU for more information.
- Academic advising is available for undergraduate students with advisers who understand the needs of DACA and Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET) students. Call 303-735-6269 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Peer & Counseling Support
- Finally, if you just need to talk to someone about your situation, one-on-one, confidential counseling is available at Wardenburg or through the Office of Victim Assistance. Staff may access counseling through the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program.
- Students and staff who need legal assistance may consult with bilingual law students in English, Spanish and French at the Immigration Law Clinic at Colorado Law, the university’s law school. Call 303-492-8126 for more information.
- The spring Law Clinic starts in mid-January, but students and staff can ask for assistance at any time. Consultations are free and confidential, but there may be costs associated with U.S. Department of Homeland Security applications and other paperwork.
- Initial legal consultations are also available through the Student Legal Services office.
Campus Counseling Resources Available for Students and Employees with DACA Status
Are you a CU Boulder student or employee and a DACA beneficiary? Do you need to talk to someone about your academic, employment or other issues? You are not alone. The university offers counseling and support services for students and employees, and you are enncouraged to take full advantage of them during these uncertain times.
CU Hosts UndocuAllies Information Sessions
Informational sessions for students, staff and faculty who want to learn more about how to support DACA and ASSET students are held on campus at various times. Please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE) for more information about UndocuAlly sessions. If your department or unit would like an UndocuAlly presentation, please contact the (ODECE).
Free DACA Renewal Assistance
The Criminal/Immigration Defense Clinic will work primarily with undocumented college students enrolled at universities and community colleges across the state of Colorado. Law students provide assistance with DACA renewals. Due to a federal court order, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has resumed accepting requests to renew deferred action under DACA.
Until further notice, the DACA policy will operate on the terms that were in place before it was rescinded on Sept 5, 2017. Students and staff who did not qualify to renew their DACA status under the last deadline can now submit renewal applications. Colorado Law Immigration Clinics will be able to help affected students and staff renew DACA applications and work authorizations, and provide grant funding to help pay for related fees.
Colorado Law Provides Immigration Defense Clinics
The university is aware of a federal judge’s Jan. 9, 2018, decision to block efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, as well as congressional efforts to implement a possible permanent solution. Despite the uncertainty around the issue, CU Boulder would like to remind students, staff and faculty that there are resources available for those in need.
Available Resources for ASSET and DACA Students and Staff
The federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is set to expire on March 5, 2018. As Congress considers possible legislation to provide a permanent solution for the estimated 800,000 young people across the United States who rely on DACA, CU Boulder will continue to monitor the situation and assess any steps it can take to support Dreamers on our campus who are pursuing their academic goals. In the meantime, we would like to remind our community of the following resources: