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Resources for DACA and Undocumented Students

This guide provides undocumented students and counselors with resources to navigate the college application process and financial aid at UNG.

Why UNG?

The University of North Georgia enrolls DACA recipients and undocumented students. We have many online degree programs at affordable tuition rates.

Financial Aid & Tuition Restrictions

DACA recipients and undocumented students are:
  • ineligible for state and federal financial aid including the Pell Grant, loans and the Zell Miller & HOPE Scholarships
  • charged at the out-of-state tuition rate

Earning College Credit

Earn College Credit in High School

Dual Enrollment

  • DACA recipients and undocumented students are eligible for the Dual Enrollment Program.
  • Dual Enrollment allows students to take free college courses while in high school.
  • Students can graduate from high school with an associate degree. 

Learn about dual and joint enrollment programs at UNG.

AP Courses

  • DACA recipients and undocumented students can take AP courses while in high school.
  • If they pass the AP exam, they may be eligible to obtain college credit depending on the minimum scores accepted by each institution.

Learn about AP credits granted by UNG.

Contact Academic Affairs at UNG if you have questions at

Other Ways to Earn College Credit

Modern States Freshman Year Free Program

Modern States is an online program that helps students complete their freshman year of college for free.

Why Modern States?

All students must take core classes in math, science, social studies, English and a modern language. Students can take these online courses at their pace to fulfill the core classes requirement. 

How does it work?

After completing a Modern States course, students are given a waiver to take the CLEP exam. If they pass the CLEP exam, they can be granted academic credit by the institution they send their scores to.

How to learn more?

Contact Academic Advising at UNG for more details about Modern States at

Earn Language Credits with CLEP/FLATS Exams

The CLEP and FLATS exams allow students to obtain college credit in a modern language. 

  • Students can obtain up to 14 credit hours.
  • Most Spanish speaking students take the Spanish CLEP or FLATS exam and are able to obtain full credit.  

Take a CLEP exam at the UNG Testing Center
Take the FLATS exam at a UNG Testing Center

Applying to UNG and Tuition & Fees

Online Associate Degrees

UNG offers online Associate of Arts/Science in Core Curriculum degrees with pathways related to:

  • Criminal Justice
  • General Studies
  • Healthcare Services & Informatics
  • Political Science
  • Social Work
  • Sociology 

Paying Tuition & Fees

Students may enroll in a tuition payment plan.

Tips for Applying to UNG

Tips for filling out your new freshman application. 

  • Create a GAFutures Account
  • If you do not have a social security number, you can fill out the application without including it.
  • When asked if you are applying for in-state tuition, select NO.
  • After you submit your application, ask your counselor to send UNG your official high school transcript via GA Futures. You do not need to send UNG a picture of your ID if you do not have one. 
  • If you participated in dual enrollment or attended another college, request their registrar’s office to send UNG an official transcript.

Scholarships & Resources


Scholarships for DACA recipients and undocumented students in Georgia are limited. Public universities are limited on the funding they can provide undocumented students.

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