Undocumented DACA Student Support

Hawkeye Community College is committed to improving the quality of life in the communities that we serve by empowering all of our students regardless of their immigration status. Our staff and faculty are ready to answer any questions you may have. We have also compiled a list of resources that address emerging issues that our undocumented students might have.

Hawkeye Community College Resources


Abby Martin
Hawkeye Center 114

Financial Aid

Gisella Baker
Hawkeye Center 118

Inclusion and Success Services

LaCreeci Moss
Bremer Hall 136

Diversity and Inclusion

Rhonda McRina
Hawkeye Center 232

Dean of Students

Nancy Henderson
Hawkeye Center 208

Mental Health

Deanna Shafer
Health Education and Services Center, Left door entrance

Information regarding policy update on Deferred Action (DACA) and Dream Act

Know Your Rights

Your rights under the United States Constitution

  • The Fifth Amendment gives you the right to remain silent and for you to not have to answer any questions regarding your immigration or citizenship status with a police office or any government official.

  • The Fourth Amendment protects you from letting government officials enter your home, workplace or search your vehicle. They do not have the right to search you or your belongings without your consent or probable cause.

  • Watch, DACA: Know Your Rights

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Legal Resources in Iowa

Dare to Dream Scholarship

The Dare to Dream Scholarship was created to provide financial assistance for undocumented, DACA, and other students that do not have access to federal/state financial aid based on immigrant status to help pay for college costs at Hawkeye Community College.

Common Questions

As an undocumented/DACA student can I attend Hawkeye Community College?

YES! Hawkeye welcomes all students regardless of their immigration status

As an undocumented/DACA student is my application process different?

Your application process is the same, however you should not add your temporary SSN or ITN. Apply for admission at Hawkeye.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Abby Martin, Admissions Representative for Diverse Populations, at abigail.martin@hawkeyecollege.edu or 319-296-2329.

As an undocumented/DACA student am I eligible for financial aid?

Unfortunately undocumented/DACA students are not eligible for financial aid. However, there are many scholarships out there that are available for you.

For more information please contact Gissela Baker at gisella.baker@hawkeyecollege.edu.

Other Helpful Websites

Diversity and Inclusion


Rhonda McRina
Hawkeye Center 232
Email Rhonda McRina

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