I Am a DREAMer: Brave, Strong, Determined

The Purdue Global DREAMers Education Initiative

The DREAMers Education Initiative enables highly motivated, young, undocumented students to enroll in online career-focused associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs at Purdue University Global.

Purdue University Global offers more than 175 degrees and programs, providing students with a structured approach to learning that is both supportive and personal.

Learn More About Our Programs

Admissions Requirements

You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or other equivalency diploma. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Our Guide for Undocumented Students

There are many support programs and resources to help you make college a reality.

Make a Plan

Talk to your family, high school guidance counselors, and mentors about your options for college.

Get Ready for College

Find out what to expect and prepare for success as you enter your academic journey.

Find Support

You are not alone. Learn how you can leverage your DREAMer experience and find support in the community.

DREAMer Student-Focused Benefits

Our students always come first. We can help you reach your academic and career goals. Explore how the DREAMers Education Initiative can help you:

Scholarship

  • Opportunities for those who qualify through TheDream.US

Support

  • Career guidance
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English) Advisor
  • Student Success Course to help students thrive in an online learning environment
  • Experiential learning credits
  • Additional academic guidance in math, reading, and writing

Academics

  • Industry-experienced faculty—teaching practical knowledge employers seek

Community

Your Dreams Are Within Reach

Achieve your goals through an education. Contact us to get started.

Now Accepting Applications

TheDream.US National and Opportunity Scholarship applications are now open.

Learn more by visiting www.thedream.us/scholarships/.

The Initiative's History

Launched in January 2013, the DREAMers Education Initiative (DEI) provides college and scholarship opportunities to highly motivated, undocumented students in the U.S.

In February 2014, after receiving positive interest from DREAMers, families of DREAMers, nonprofit organizations, and government officials, the DEI joined with TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college access and success program for DREAMers.

TheDream.US scholarship fund works with a national consortium of about 70+ across the United States – all committed to serving and graduating DREAMers. Among that group, Purdue University Global (formerly Kaplan University) is one of the few that provides students with the accessibility and affordability of an online college degree program.

Purdue Global offers career-focused associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in a variety of areas such as business, information technology, psychology, criminal justice, health sciences, nursing, and communications.

The DEI works with hundreds of community organizations nationwide to help us get the word out about this program, designed especially for DREAMers. Purdue Global is proud to be a part of TheDream.US.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are You DACA Eligible and Fueled by a Dream of Going to College?

Purdue University Global is proud to be a Partner University of TheDream.us. As a Partner University, DREAMers are able to attend Purdue Global using the scholarship funds provided by TheDream.us.

TheDream.US has adopted new immigration eligibility criteria. Applications are open to undocumented immigrant students with or without DACA or TPS who came to the U.S. before the age of 16 and before November 1, 2017.

The award is renewable each year. You simply have to meet the continuing eligibility criteria.

Learn more at TheDream.us or by contacting us at 877-861-7065 or cdelgado@support.purdueglobal.edu.