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DREAMers, Undocumented, & DACA Students

TheDream.US Logo North Central CollegeYou’re Welcome Here! 

As a proud Partner College of TheDream.US, incoming students are able to attend North Central using the scholarship funds provided by TheDream.US. Visit TheDream.US for eligibility requirements and application guidelines or visit Financing Your Education below. 



North Central supports DREAMers, undocumented and DACA students throughout their college career and beyond. The Office of Multicultural Affairs offers various initiatives on campus to better support our undocumented students based on student-led recommendations. In addition, North Central is a nationally recognized leader in first generation programming and student success. Cardinal First, our first-generation program, provides students access to a network of first-generation peers, faculty and staff who offer mentoring and support. The information provided here is intended to help navigate the various aspects of the college experience for undocumented students, including terminology, legislation impacting access to higher education, planning for your future after college, and more.  

Cardinal First

Cardinal First was selected by Excelencia in Education as the “2021 Example of Excelencia” in serving Latino students. Excelencia in Education is the nation’s premier authority on efforts accelerating Latino student success in higher education. 

Excelencia North Central College Award

Additional Information

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Legislation Impacting Undocumented Students

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Financing Your Education

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Know Your Rights

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Life After College

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at North Central College

North Central College strives to grow in diversity, equity and inclusion through the work of our faculty and staff, the openness and honesty of our students, the support of our alumni, and the continuing commitment of the entire North Central community. Share our journey with us and discover how we are working to be the change and become a true college of destination. 

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