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Resources for Undocumented Students

As a leader in higher education, the California State University is deeply committed to ensuring academic opportunities are available to all the state's studen​ts, regardless of citizenship status.

If you are an undocumented student, there are many resources available to you -- from grants, loans and scholarships to legal and campus support services.

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  • DACA Updates

    On November 14, 2020, a federal district court held that Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Chad F. Wolf was not lawfully serving as Acting Secretary when he issued the July 28, 2020 memorandum, which limited the provisions of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As a result, the court ruled that the memorandum was invalid.

  • Stay Current on D​ACA

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  • Legal Support Services

    CSU students and employees: Find out where to get free legal assistance and services on your campus.

    Community members:  Visit this page to find immigration resources in your area.​​

  • Find Legal Help

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  • Admission​s Process

    Learn what's required for students seeking an AB 540 / AB 2000 / SB 68 exemption.

  • See Admissions Information

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  • Financial Aid

    The California Dream Act allows undocumented students to apply for scholarships and financial aid.

  • Explore Financial Aid

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  • Residency for Tuition Purposes

    The CSU is committed to ensuring academic opportunities are available to all of the state’s students, regardless of citizenship status.

  • Find Resources

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  • Communications and Guidance

    Find communications from CSU leadership​, frequently asked questions, webinars and other resources on how to best serve undocumented students.​

  • Read the Communications

About AB 540/2000 and the California Dream Act

These important pieces of legislation have given undocumented students unpreceden​​​ted access to a CSU ​education.

Learn More About This Legislation

Other Resources

Explore helpful resources and information available ​to undocumented students.

See the Resources​