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CSU Resources for Undocumented Students

Undocumented Student Resources

As a leader in higher education, the 23-campus California State University is committed to ensuring academic opportunities are available to all the state's students, 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.

The CSU Chancellor's Office provides system-wide resources for undocumented students.

What is FERPA? Will my immigration status be kept confidential?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.

You can be reassured, that your immigration status and the information provided in the AB 540 Affidavit, will be kept confidential and will not be shared with immigration services.

When completing the AB 540 Affidavit, students who are undocumented check the same exact box that U.S. Citizens and residents. This is to help with the confidentiality of the student's immigration status.

  • EX: 'I am NOT a nonimmigrant alien.' [U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or aliens without lawful immigration status, among others, should check this box.]

For more information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, visit FERPA.

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Financial Aid for DREAMers

AB 540 and DACA students are able to apply for the California Dream Act and for CSUSB scholarships. The Financial Aid website lists several Off Campus Scholarship links for you to view. Please visit CSUSB's Financial Aid Office for more information: Financial Aid for Dreamers.

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Undocumented Student Success Center 

The Undocumented Student Success Center (USSC) opened its doors on November 5th, 2015, becoming the 4th in the CSU system to establish such a center. The USSC was established with the objective to serve the undocumented student population on the CSUSB campus. T

The center serves as a commons space for students and allies to connect with each other about issues regarding immigration, AB 540, employment opportunities, and much more. The center was created as a centered location where resources and assistance can be easily accessible to the undocumented community.  The center has also hosted multiple informational workshops related to our undocumented students and for our on and off-campus community.

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Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

Any student who is a California resident or qualifies for an AB 540 is eligible to apply to CSUSB’s Educational Opportunity Program. The mission of the EOP program is to provide access to higher education for historically low-income, first generation disadvantaged students who have the potential to succeed at the university level.

EOP recruits, retains and graduates students by providing a comprehensive program of support services which include admission, academic advisement, career and personal counseling, tutoring, financial assistance and graduate school information.

Please visit CSUSB’s EOP website for more information.

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Undocumented Advocates

(formerly known as Coyote Dreamers) - On-Campus Student Club

The club was chartered on August 13, 2015. The club was established to help and support CSUSB's undocumented student population.

For more information about the student club, please e-mail You can also find more information on the Coyote Dreamers Facebook Page.