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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 September 13, 2023, District Court Judge Hanen found the formal rule concerning DACA issued by the Biden administration in 2022 unlawful. The decision was appealed and is once again before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal. The CSU joined the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, TheDream.US, and 167 other colleges and universities in filing an amicus brief in support of DACA.

  • 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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  • 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

    Learn more about in-state tuition resources for undocumented students, such as the California Nonresident Tuition Exemption (commonly known as AB 540), which allows eligible students to be exempted from paying nonresident tuition (out-of-state tuition).

  • 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

Other Resources​​

Explore helpful resources and information available ​to undocumented students.

See the Resources​