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Out-of-State Fee Waiver for Missouri DACA Student Policy
Board of Governors Policy 5.1.030
Suspended - HB 3, Mo. 98th General Assembly, Approved by Governor Nixon on 05/08/2015

I. Purpose

The University of Central Missouri has determined that students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status can be considered “lawfully present” in the United States and eligible for “institutional financial aid” and “state grants and scholarships” if they can produce documentation to the effect from the Department of Homeland Security.

The purpose of the “Out-of-State Fee Waiver for Missouri DACA Student Policy” is to provide access to higher education for students who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status and have resided in Missouri no less than 12 months.

II. Policy Individuals who meet all of the following criteria may be eligible for a waiver of out-of-state fees:

1) Student provides authorized documentation from the Department of Homeland Security of their DACA status;
2) Student continuously resides in the State of Missouri for at least 12 months immediately preceding admission;
3) Student has a permanent address in Missouri;
4) Student continues to reside in Missouri;
5) Student is fully admitted to UCM (students admitted on probation are not eligible);
6) Graduate students must be admitted to a degree program and must remain in good standing. Graduate students placed on probation are no longer eligible for the fee waiver.

III. Procedures

To qualify for this waiver, students must provide supporting documentation to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or Graduate School. These offices are responsible for developing and maintaining procedures for determining a student’s eligibility. See Office of Admission – Residency Requirements for further information (


Approved by the Board of Governors on November 21, 2014