Resources for Undocumented Students

  • Edumed Logo EDUMED

    If you’re undocumented and interested in higher education, you have an uphill battle. It can be difficult to get everything you need to get into and pay for college.

    The good news is, a ton of organizations offer scholarships, academic and career resources, and other tools that undocumented students can use to make their college journeys successful.

    See what’s available in 2020.

     

     

     


    Best Colleges logo Best Colleges College Guide for Undocumented Students

    Finding and getting into the right college or university can be a daunting task, but it can also lead to extremely rewarding opportunities for career and personal advancement. There are many national programs and state laws that allow undocumented students to attend the college of their choosing. This guide aims to help these students navigate the many exciting options available to them, in order to reach their educational goals.

    DACA News and Information for Undocumented Students

     


    Blue text that reads: Immigrants Rising - Transforming Lives Through Education Immigrants Rising

    Founded in 2006, Immigrants Rising transforms individuals and fuels broader changes. With resources and support, undocumented
    young people are able to get an education, pursue careers, and build a brighter future for themselves and their community.

    Resources include: 


    10,000 Degrees
    California’s leading college success nonprofit, 10,000 Degrees® helps students from low-income backgrounds get to and through college.

    10,000 Degrees  Resources include information about: 

    • Scholarship Opportunities
      10,000 Degrees proudly provides scholarships to students with significant financial need who exhibit a strong desire to go to college and accomplish their educational goals. The majority of scholarships are available to students from Sonoma, Marin, and San Francisco counties though they also administer scholarships for students in the greater Bay Area (California).
    • Dream Act
    • FAFSA
    • IRS Tax Transcripts

    Drawing of three diverse people above text that reads: United We Dream United We Dream
    When you’re undocumented, you face a lot of discrimination, and that creates a lot of fear. At United We Dream, we transform that fear into finding your voice. We empower people to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and to develop our own campaigns to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people. This is achieved through immigrant youth-led campaigns at the local, state, and federal level.

    United We Dream “Here to Stay” Toolkit

    The  Here to Stay Toolkit includes:


    Red and blue speech bubble with text inside that reads: Define American Define American
    Define American is a nonprofit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America.

     

     

     


    Get SchooledGet Schooled Logo

    Find resources and college readiness tools for undocumented students and their families at GetSchooled.com, including:

    50+ Scholarships For DACA / Undocumented Students (Updated July 27, 2020)

     

     


     

    The Dream.US
    Red and blue libes on the left with text that reads The Dream US The Dream.US’ resource library includes links, toolkits, guides, references and other information pertinent to DREAMers.

     


    Collage of several community college logos for resources to undocumented students Local Community College Resources

    College of San Mateo - Multicultural and Dream Center
    The Multicultural Center and Dream Center (MCCDC) is a safe haven for underrepresented students in college settings. Rooted in social justice, activism, and community empowerment, the MCCDC provides a safe space for students to implement change in their communities. The MCCDC serves numerous communities including AB540/Undocumented communities, LGBTQIA+ Communities, English as a Second Language Students, Current and Former Foster Youth.

    Skyline College - Dream Center
    The Dream Center can help you with issues like AB540 admissions, DACA, the California Dream Act and more. We are here to answer questions and provide support in a welcoming and safe space.

    Canada College - Dream Center
    The DREAM Center is a dedicated safe space for undocumented students, DREAMers, and allies.  The DREAM Center can assist with issues including AB540 admissions, DACA and the California Dream Act.  The Center also provides information and resources on scholarships, clubs, immigration services, food pantry and community resources.

    Foothill College - Supporting Our Dreamers
    Foothill College is committed to supporting and empowering all students. They stand fiercely in support of our undocumented community and are proud to be offering resources and services for all. 

    De Anza College
    Resources and updates for undocumented students.