Admission of Non-Resident Students

Students who are considered “non-resident” students in California and who are looking to go to college or access higher education, pay much higher tuition fees than resident students.  In order to pay in-­state tuition, the college must determine that the student holds California residency for tuition purposes, or that the student meets the eligibility to be exempted from non-­resident tuition through AB 540/AB 2000/SB 68.

      For more information on tuition and California residency requirements, please click here.

      For information about the California Dream Act, please click here



  • The Peralta Colleges Foundation provides a list of scholarships available to students of Berkeley City College, Laney, Merritt, and Alameda.  In order for students to apply for a scholarship, they need to create an account online.  The foundation provides guidance about the application process online and hosts workshops in person.


  • TheDream.US offers various scholarships to undocumented students without requiring DACA, TPS, or any other status.   Their mission is to help undocumented students reach their full potential by providing financial support.  For more information about their requirements, please click here.


  • The Dreamers Roadmap is an app that helps undocumented students find scholarships to go to college. Download the mobile app and search for scholarships!


  • Immigrants Rising provides a downloadable list of scholarships that do not require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency.  The list of scholarships are specifically for undergraduate students.  Please visit Immigrants Rising Undergraduate scholarships

The following link opens to a complete list of resources by Immigrants Rising: click here


Scholarship Guide 

Learn how to apply for scholarships with help from our team!

 Student Loans

Stilt extends private loans to immigrants with DACA and certain types of visas.  The application does not require a SSN or a cosigner.  For more information on eligibility, Click here

The California DREAM Loan Program provides eligible undocumented AB 540 undergraduates with the option to borrow loans to help cover the cost of attending UC.  Each UC campus determines the amount a student can borrow based on available funding and number of eligible students. The maximum amount of a loan is capped at $4,000 each year, per student – but again, this is dependent on program funding.  Please visit the UC Admissions page for more information.

DACAmented students 

a company geared toward providing loans to immigrants. It doesn’t require borrowers to have an SSN or a cosigner.

The California DREAM Loan Program provides eligible undocumented AB 540 undergraduates with the option to borrow loans to help cover the cost of attending UC.



  • The East Bay Community Law Center offers a list of housing options for students: EB Housing Services


  • The Centro Legal de la Raza also holds workshops on housing services: Centro Legal



  • The Multicultural Center located at 1920 7th Street Berkeley, helps immigrants such as day laborers find workforce training, job placement, housing, and educational opportunities.  Please click here for more information.


  • UC Berkeley has an Undocumented Student Program where EOP and AB540 students can receive a deposit reduction and priority housing placement for affordable housing with the Berkeley Student Cooperative Legal Help

The following link is list of legal resources that offer anything from Asylum Applications to FREE civil legal services: click here.

Undocu-Tips for Tax Season

Facilitated by CHIRLA

>Covering topics such as: How to gain access to past and current stimulus funds; Tax Preparation services near you; CHIRLA’s Hotline; Financial Literacy Tips and more 

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Centro Legal de la Raza

Founded in 1969 Centro Legal de la Raza is a legal services agency protecting and advancing the rights of low-income, immigrant, Black and Latinx communities through bilingual legal representation, education and advocacy. By combining quality legal services with know-your-rights education and youth development, Centro Legal de la Raza ensures access to justice for thousands of individual throughout Northern and Central California. 


East Bay Sanctuary 

EBSC provides legal services, community organizing, and transformative education to support low-income immigrants and people fleeing violence and persecution.  






Define American 

Define American is a culture change organization that uses the power of narrative to humanize conversations about immigrants. Our advocacy within news, entertainment, and digital media is creating an America where everyone belongs.



CHIRLA organizes immigrants and their families to fight harmful policies and demand equity and justice from our government. They help immigrants all over California to plan campaigns and organize people to make a change in the legal system. They have various groups that help Youth Leaders, College students, Immigrant Families and Low-wage Workers.