President Katherine A. Rowe has issued the following statement:
"William & Mary has an enduring commitment to all of its students. In September 2017, the William & Mary Board of Visitors issued a statement of unanimous support for the university's DACA students and urged members of Congress to work together for a solution that would allow W&M's DACA students to finish their educations uninterrupted. The university community, myself included, stand by the Board's statement. We will continue to do all that we can to support our DACA students, who are valued members of the W&M community."
The menu below provides information and links to resources for our students with DACA.
Academic and Career Planning
Study and Internships Abroad
Post-Bachelor's Planning: Career and Graduate School
W&M Financial Aid
Domicile (In-State Tuition)
Social Security Cards
Students on DACA with an EAD (employment authorization card) may apply to the Social Security Office for a Social Security Number (SSN). Reves Center website has information about the local SSA and SSN application procedures.
Federal and State Taxes
DACA students who earned income will be required to file income tax forms to the Internal Revenue Service under the same tax laws that residents follow. The Reves Center have information for tax filing on our webpage Filing your Taxes.
VA Driver's Licenses and State ID cards
DACA students are eligible to obtain a VA driver's license or state ID card. The Reves Center has information about the local DMV Center and application procedures on our webpage Obtaining a Driver's License or State ID Card. For legal presence requirements, the DMV will require your I-797 showing approval of the I-821. For details see Virginia DMV.
If you encounter difficulty at the DMV Center, contact the Reves Center and we can liaise on your behalf.
The Reves Center works closely with the law firm McCandlish Holton of Richmond to provide support and assistance to DACA students on campus, including:
Crystal Malik from McCandlish Holton is available to consult with students for inquiries related to DACA. The firm does not charge for the initial consultation.
For information about a session or for a referral to an immigration attorney, please contact [[w|ywong,Eva Wong]], Director of ISSP.
W&M Immigration Clinic
As a clinic program consisting of law students overseen by a supervising attorney, the Immigration Clinic assists non-citizens with various immigration matters. The Immigration Clinic can help students renew their DACA status and also provide assistance in other immigration matters.