Undocu-Success Center


While undocumented students have demonstrated incredible academic resilience, determination, and remarkable perseverance overall, the number of undocumented college students with status-related stressors is significantly high. For example, financial strains, deportation concerns, negative political and social climate, first-generation college student challenges, and financial limitations for renewal of the DACA application.  Financial stress is one of the leading causes of undocumented students not being able to complete their educational and career goals. Undocumented students do not qualify for most forms of financial aid, including federal student aid (FAFSA), and are not eligible for federal work-study on campus. The overall financial burden of tuition, books, meals, and transportation significantly impacts retention and graduation rates of undocumented students.



The Undocu-Success Center Emergency Fund's vision is to provide direct financial support to undocumented students so that we can invest in our community and help them achieve their educational, and professional dreams. With your gift, we will provide direct financial aid to our undocumented students and implement strategies to assist them through their educational journey at CSUMB. Your support will be used to provide direct financial assistance to help undocumented students meet their basic needs while continuing their education. 


The Undocu-Success Center Emergency Fund for Undocumented Students' mission is to cultivate resources to increase student success by supporting unexpected educational expenses that might otherwise prevent Undocumented Students from completing or postponing their studies. With the support and generosity of our extraordinary donors, we are able to continue to provide crucial elements of support to our Undocumented Student population and increase their overall academic success at CSUMB. 


The Undocu-Success Center Emergency Fund at CSUMB supports Undocumented students so that they can achieve financial stability, complete their education, and attain their professional goals. We provide emergency funds for unexpected expenses that might derail their education and prevent students from completing their degrees. In addition to supportive resources and guidance to help empower undocumented students to meet their higher education and career goals. In the past, Undocumented Student's we serve have requested support for legal fees, DACA application fees, rent, food, medical services, and school supplies. 

Student Testimonials 

" The Undocu-Success Center is grateful to the community for their generous donations, by helping us support the success of undocumented student's educational dreams at CSUMB. Thank you! "

Mailing information

Please specify the Undocumented Students Fund, and mail your check or money order, made payable to CSUMB, to:

CSU Monterey Bay
Alumni and Visitor's Center - Bldg 97
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955-8001
Attn: University Development

Tax ID: 77-0387459

Contact Development

Phone: (831) 582-3908

Email: Send an email

Building: Alumni & Visitors Center, 5108 Fourth Ave, Marina, CA 93933

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm