Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) students are welcome to pursue admission and enrollment at Lorain County Community College. We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and providing you with a good start toward success.

Apply for Admission 

  1. Complete the Application for Admission and submit to Enrollment Services or Records Office
  2. Submit the following document to the Enrollment Services or Records Office:
    • A copy of your I-797 Notice of Action from USCIS for your I-821D application for Deferred Action status.

Please allow five business days for processing after a complete application and supporting documentation are submitted for an admission decision. If your deferred action and employment authorization document (EAD) have already expired or the DACA application is still pending, you may apply for admission, but you will not be considered for Ohio residency classification and your tuition fees will be calculated at the out-of-state tuition rate.


Enroll at LCCC

Find LCCC’s New Student Enrollment Process


Residency Status for Tuition Surcharge

Follow these steps to demonstrate your residency status and qualify for in-state tuition:

  1. Complete all necessary steps for admission to the college (above).
  2. Complete all necessary steps for enrollment (above).
  3. Submit Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Residency Application and all required supporting documents listed below to the Records Office:
    • DACA Residency Application
    • Copy of I-797 Notice of Action document indicating Deferred Action granted
    • Copy of Driver’s License or State ID
  4. Wait for the official result. No further action required if approved.

If residency is granted, the in-state tuition rate will be valid until the expiry date of your DACA status, at which time you can submit new documentation to be considered for an extension of the in-state tuition rate.


Financial Aid information

DACA students are not eligible for any Federal Government financial aid program (i.e. Pell Grants, student loans, Federal Work Study). However, you are encouraged to apply for LCCC and other scholarships.  You are also eligible to apply for student employment opportunities on campus at our Career Services Office located in the Bass Library Building.


Fields of study

Please be aware that DACA students may face barriers in completing certain programs of study. For example, programs that require a practicum or licensure may be restricted based on Ohio law to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Once you have been admitted to LCCC, contact your academic advisor to discuss your options.