What we do to ensure no student is discriminated against because of race, ethnicity,
religion, or national origin:
We believe deeply in diversity and inclusion. We don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment. Our policies mandate no discrimination or harassment of students, families, or employees based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, or many other protected classes.
Would Pikes Peak State ever share immigration status with federal immigration officials?
In most cases, the Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) protects education records. We would only share information about immigration status if an official produces a legal order (subpoena or search warrant) to seek information on a student. We review all legal orders with our attorney before sharing documents.
Understanding Immigration Rights
For your own protection, do not seek advice from anyone except licensed immigration attorneys. Filter by "Immigration Rights" in the resource listing below for more immigration resources.
Immigration Status and Tuition Classification
Undocumented students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but can be eligible for Colorado state financial aid and in-state tuition, which can make the cost of college very affordable.
DACA is based on an order from former President Obama. It is a federal policy that applies to many young people who immigrated to the United States as children. It has allowed them to apply for a renewable, two-year period where the government would defer action on their immigration status.
If you are a recipient of DACA, consider contacting an immigration attorney now to
determine your options. Additional information can be found at American Council on Education DACA Issue Brief and in the accompanying DACA Update article.
What should the DACAmented do?
Visit the official FAQ about DACA from the Department of Homeland Security.
Voices of PPSC
You have more resources than you do in a bigger university and you get help with anything you need.
Mario Rivera Garcia