This webpage provides information and resources for undocumented youth who are interested in pursuing higher education. Our goal is to provide a welcoming and supportive campus environment regardless of residency status and assist with their integration into campus life.
State Financial Aid
Students are encouraged to submit their California DREAM Act Application for state aid between October 1 - March 2nd of every year.Apply for the California Dream Act
The following links are recommended to learn more about AB 540 students and financial aid eligibility:
There are numerous scholarships available for high school students and college students regardless of their immigration status. Contact the scholarship providers for a current update on their application process.List of Scholarships for AB540
CSU - Resources for Undocumented 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.
MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense Education Fund) offers a scholarship resource guide for high school, college, and graduate students and a DREAM Act Student Activist Scholarship Program for college and graduate students.
Educators for Fair Consideration provide a scholarship list that includes scholarships available to both US and non-US citizens.
Additional information & guidesResource Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth
Underground Undergrads: A blog of stories and first-hand accounts from AB 540 students at UCLA. Also, features up-to-date information on AB540 students and the California and Federal Dream Acts.
CHIRLA: Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) has been at the forefront in the fight for immigrant and refugee rights in Los Angeles and across the state and nation.
United We Dream: United We Dream (UWD) is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. They organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.
Resources at CSU Monterey Bay
Campus Health Center (Note: AB 540 students have access to medical care which is included in tuition fees)