Other Resources

Financial Aid Resources

Financial Support for Immigration Fees

Mission Asset Fund is a private organization that provides zero-interest loans for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services fees, including DACA renewal application fees. 

List of nonprofit organizations that offer assistance with USCIS Filing Fees.



Some private organizations offer scholarships for undocumented students. Students are considered for a scholarship based on variety of factors, such as planned field of study, grades, gender, and extracurricular activities. You can find a comprehensive list of scholarships and application criteria below:

Immigrants Rising​ - A list of scholarships for immigrant students, including the New American Scholars Program, which offers financial awards for low-income immigrant students in the Bay Area

TheDream.US: This national scholarship award provides up to $25,000 for tuition and fees for a bachelor's degree.

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) has also compiled a comprehensive list of additional organizations that provide scholarships (PDF). It is organized by major, school, gender and location. 


​​Public Charge

California Immigration Guide​​​​​

Public Charge: What is the Rule and W​hat are the Proposed Changes - May 1, 2019 | PDF


​​Immigration Enforcement -- Know Your Rights/FAQs

Immigration Preparedness Toolkit​

IRLC: Know Your Rights Red Cards

ACLU Immigrants’ Rights

UC FAQ for University Employees about Possible Federal Immigration Enforcement Actions on University Property​

FAQ for California State University Employees About Federal Immigration Enforcement Actions on University Property - May 3, 2017

DACA Rescission Information

Department of Homeland Security Memorandum on Rescission of DACA – September 5, 2017

Department of Homeland Security FAQ: Rescission of DACA – September 5, 2017

National Immigration Law Center


Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Administrative Relief Resource Center


DACA Decision and Current Efforts to Dismantle – August 12, 2020

DACA After the Supreme Court Decision​​ – July 15, 2020

Immigrants’ Rights In an Era of Hyper Enforcement and Immigration Services for Community College Students and Staff. – April 29, 2020

Understanding Immigration Options Through Family Petitions – April 15, 2020

Overview of the Immigration Removal Process & How to Protect Yourself - February 26, 2020

Demystifying Immigration Policies - December 11, 2019​

Lawyer Referral Services

As indicated on the Legal Support Services page, the California Department of Social Services’ Immigration Services Unit contracts with qualified nonprofit organizations a​cross the state to provide legal services to immigrants residing in California free of charge, but on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, the immigration courts have a list of lawyers and organizations​ that provide free legal services. The following links provide referrals to other qualified immigration attorneys. Fees are assessed by the attorney for these services and must be paid by the individual. Immigration lawyers charge different fees for different services, often based on the complexity of your case. ​





Federal Government Sites

U.S. Customs & Border Protection

U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Department of Homeland Security Fact Sheets

Should you need casework assistance with any federal program or agency, you may wish to contact the office of either Senator Kamala Harris or Senator Dianne Feinstein​. You can also reach out to members of Congress​.