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The University of Northern Colorado creates opportunities for DREAMers to successfully obtain a degree at UNC.

A DREAMer is a student who is undocumented or who has deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA). There have been various efforts that allow DREAMers to access a quality and affordable education. 

When applying...

When you apply to UNC select nonresident/non-citizen in the Admission's application. Then select yes for the "I am a DREAMer, undocumented or DACA student..." portion. 

How to apply to UNC

 Rudy Vargas

Enrollment Coach & Recruiter

Meet Rudy Vargas, UNC's Enrollment Coach and Recruiter dedicated to providing DREAMers with the tools to enroll and be a successful student while at UNC. 

Rudy is well-versed in the variety of opportunities available to students and creates a bridge for DREAMers to access the necessary resources to make their career goals a reality. 

Hablo Español

Phone: 970-351-2910 
Email: rudy.vargas@unco.edu

Funding and Costs

We highly encourage DREAMers to also fill out UNC’s Universal Scholarship Application by the priority deadline to take advantage of the 600+ foundation based scholarships.


DREAMers who meet requirements under the Colorado ASSET Bill can receive in-state tuition to attend a public Colorado university. 

Your enrollment coach will send you the ASSET form to fill out after you graduate from high school. 

Complete the Colorado ASSET Bill Form

College Opportunity Fund

The College Opportunity Fund (COF) provides in-state students with a stipend of $75 per credit hour. COF, in tandem with UNC's institutional aid, eases financial barriers that may exist for DREAMers. 

Your enrollment coach will send you the COF form and affidavit after you graduate from high school. 

Submit College Opportunity Fund 

UNC Asset Financial Aid

UNC has an institutional aid package for qualified ASSET students. Aid is awarded based on student need and family income. There are two forms of aid: one for students living off-campus and another for those living on-campus. 

Submit a UNC Asset Aid Application

On Campus

UNC is also committed to supporting DREAMers beyond their financial needs. 

Cultural Centers

Our Cultural Centers provide support services delivered in a personal manner to promote the academic success of all students. 

Dreamer Engagement Program

First-year students have the opportunity to build a network of support through the DREAMer Engagement Program.

Apply to DEP

Dreamer Zone

DREAMer Zone increases attendees knowledge of terminology and policy affecting DREAMers and their families and build awareness around experiences of DREAMers.