Graduate & Professional School: Pathways & Support Systems

Graduate and Professional school is an increasingly necessary step for professional and economic development. The resources on this page share promising practices to address barriers undocumented students face in accessing, funding, and completing graduate or professional school. Practitioners interested in learning how to remove or reduce institutional barriers and individuals interested in pursuing graduate school […]

Scholarship & Fellowship Directory for Undocumented Students

Updated: April 8, 2022 Undocumented students are eligible to qualify for a number of scholarship opportunities in the U.S. regardless of their immigration status. Funding for higher education is incredibly important for undocumented students, especially in states where undocumented students do not qualify for in-state tuition or state financial aid. Lack of access to financial […]

FAQ on Experiential and Funding Opportunities for Undocumented Students

The purpose of this document, FAQ on Experiential and Funding Opportunities for Undocumented Students, is to provide campuses and their legal counsel with information on developing nonemployment-based, funded experiential opportunities for undocumented students. This document sets forth legal considerations pertinent to experiential and funding opportunities that institutions may consider providing to undocumented students.  The following […]

Career Counseling Support for Undocumented Students

A guide for career service offices to ensure strong career counseling support for undocumented students. 1. Be Partners in the Work. Strong Career Services professionals commit to do their own, ongoing work. Awareness and reflection is key when facing biases, as well as understanding the strengths and weaknesses career service professionals bring in supporting all […]

Fellowships and Other Non-Employment Based Opportunities for Undocumented Students

For higher education institutions interested in examining funding opportunities for its undocumented students, it is important to ensure that a fellowship or internship opportunity is not an employment relationship: “Institutions may be able to provide internship stipends to students who accept off-campus internships. For example, students who accept an unpaid internship to further their study/training […]

College Presidents with Undocumented Students: Eastern Connecticut State University

As part of The College Presidents with Undocumented Students Film Series, the UndocuScholars team at the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education at UCLA met with a leader in the field, President Elsa Núñez at Eastern Connecticut State University in February 2019 to learn more about her work with undocumented students. Equity in higher education […]

College Presidents with Undocumented Students Film Series: D’Anza College

As part of The College Presidents with Undocumented Students Series, the UndocuScholars team at the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education at UCLA met with a leader in the field, President Brian Murphy of De Anza College, to learn more about his work with undocumented students. Equity in higher education for undocumented students is a […]

Higher Education Guide to Funding Opportunities for Undocumented Students

This resource provides guidelines and suggestions for higher education institutions who wish to establish and implement funding and experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate undocumented students. The guide compares admissions and funding opportunities for undocumented students, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, provides an overview of funding and financial aid options, and […]

Higher Ed Guide to Tuition, Financial Aid, & Other Funding Opportunities for Undocumented Students

The following resource provides an overview of in-state tuition, state financial aid, and other funding policies and opportunities for undocumented graduate and undergraduate students at both public and private institutions. The resource highlights actions public and private colleges and universities can take to expand and grow higher education access and funding opportunities for undocumented students, […]