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 mandatory fees, on-campus housing, a meal plan, and University health insurance.

Eligibility Criteria

The U Dreamers Program is available to eligible DACA students looking to start in the fall semester only.

First-year applicants must do the following:

  • Attend an accredited high school in Florida
  • Apply under the Early Action deadline and submit all First-Year 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 
  • Complete the Student Information and Essay Form here by November 1 
  • Complete the CSS Profile and submit other financial aid documentation as requested by December 1

Transfer applicants must do the following:

  • Have graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Currently attend a regionally accredited institution in the state of Florida and have completed or will soon complete 60 post-secondary credit hours at the time of their application
  • Apply by the fall transfer priority deadline and submit all Transfer Admission Requirements by April 1
  • Submit official copy of the I-797 DACA Approval Notice and Employment Authorization Document to mydocuments@miami.edu by April 1 
  • Complete the Student Information and Essay Form here by April 1
  • Complete the CSS Profile and submit other financial aid documentation as requested by April 15 

If any required materials are missing by the stated deadlines, students may not be eligible for consideration.

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 

Christina Ward
Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment
305-284-6000
c.ward@miami.edu