If your mentee is an undocumented student, you probably have a lot of questions about access to college. This article contains a list of resources and videos to help you gain a wider understanding around all the support structures in place to assist you mentee's college application process and completion.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has provided Dreamers with the ability to go to school and work without fear of deportation. The President’s recent action to end DACA puts these students' paths at risk. Please refer to the resources on the Learning Center for working with undocumented students. If you are unsure of your student's status, we don't recommend discussing this sensitive matter over Lessons. Please arrange a time to speak with your Program Manager.
Here are some websites and downloads with helpful information:
- Visit this folder for specific DREAMer materials
- Immi - helps immigrants in the U.S. understand their legal options.
- The National Scholarship - think of this scholarship as the “Pell Grant” for highly motivated DREAMers with significant, unmet financial need.
- Repository of Resources for Undocumented Students
- College Guide for Undocumented Students
- Resource Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth
- Higher Education Access for Undocumented Students
- Immigration Equality's FAQ on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
- National Immigration Law Center
- Scholarship Resources on the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
- National Immigrant Youth Alliance
- Information on California's AB 540 bill
- (Illinois) An Undocumented Student's Guide to College
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