Undocumented students come from different countries, different cultures, and reflect California’s diversity. Being mindful of the complexities surrounding this status, we encourage you to connect with local, community organizations for resources that can help you navigate these particular challenges.
In addition to your community resources, you may find the following internet sites helpful:
California Education Code Section 68130.5 (Assembly Bill 540)
California State Law that allows qualifying undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at state colleges (University of California, California State University, and California Community College systems).
California Student Aid Commission: Financial Aid Glossary
This site lists and defines the most commonly used terms in financial aid. For example, you’ll find definitions of California Residency; Eligible Noncitizen; Undocumented Student; Merit-based Aid; and Need Based Aid.
College & Financial Aid Guide for: AB540 Undocumented Immigrant Students [PDF]
This resource guide provides information to help undocumented students gain access to higher education in California.
Dreamer Resource Center at Sacramento State
The Dreamer Resource Center at California State University, Sacramento works to make the dream of a college degree a reality by supporting the academic, personal, and professional goals of undocumented students, and students with mixed-status family members.
Financial Aid & Scholarships for Undocumented Students
This site provides an objective and comprehensive summary of financial aid and undocumented students.
Immigration Status of Students—CalEdFacts
California Department of Education’s information and media guide about education in the State of California.
Instate Tuition to Qualified Immigrant Students
Read clear, concise information about AB540 that allows qualifying undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at state colleges (University of California, California State University, and California Community College systems).
Repository of Resources for Undocumented Students [PDF]
Admissions, financial aid and scholarships, student organizations, and other resources that can help undocumented students successfully pursue a college degree.
Undocumented Students and California Public Colleges
Find answers to some of undocumented students’ most frequently asked questions.