U Dreamers Program

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The U Dreamers Program is available to exceptional and academically accomplished Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) high school seniors and transfer students in the state of Florida at the University of Miami. UM is committed to providing students of all nationalities and citizenship statuses with opportunities to nurture their talents and achieve their goals.

The U Dreamers Program is intended to meet 100 percent of a student’s demonstrated financial need. Depending on the amount of the award, it could potentially cover tuition and fees, on-campus housing, a meal plan, and University health insurance. Visit our DACA FAQs for additional information. 

Eligibility Criteria 

This program is available to students looking to start in the fall semester only.

Freshman applicants must do the following:

  • Attend an accredited high school in Florida
  • Apply under the Early Action deadline and submit all Freshman Admission Requirements by November 1
  • Submit official copy of the I-797 DACA Approval Notice and Employment Authorization Document to mydocuments@miami.edu by November 1
  • Submit the U Dreamers essay by November 1
  • Submit the CSS Profile and other financial aid documentation as requested by December 1

Transfer applicants must do the following:

  • Attend a regionally accredited institution in the state of Florida
  • Apply by the transfer priority deadline and submit all Transfer Admission Requirements by March 1
  • Submit official copy of the I-797 DACA Approval Notice and Employment Authorization Document to mydocuments@miami.edu by March 1
  • Submit the U Dreamers essay by March 1
  • Submit the CSS Profile and other financial aid documentation as requested by April 15

Student Essay 

Students must submit an additional essay addressing all of the following in 800 words or less, with significant emphasis on the third point:

  • What matters to you and why?
  • Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. 
  • How would the University of Miami help support your goals? 

If any required materials are missing, students may not be eligible for consideration. 

Housing

Freshmen are required to live on campus their first year, and transfer students are encouraged to live on campus in order to fully engage in the UM experience.

Terms and Conditions

A U Dreamer Scholar must complete a full-time undergraduate program of study with no fewer than 12 credit hours during each of the fall and spring semesters for a minimum of 24 credit hours per academic year. A minimum of a 3.0 GPA for the academic year must be maintained at the University of Miami, with the initial calculation at the end of the second semester of attendance. The award is subject to revision pending receipt of any grant, scholarship, or prepaid tuition and/or housing aid not anticipated at the time the award is made. Visit our Terms & Conditions page for more information.

Contact Us

Iris Florez
Office of Undergraduate Admission
305-284-6990
i.florez@miami.edu