Resources for Students

Academic Resources

Cal State East Bay has student programs and activities designed to support, retain, and educate students from low income, first generation, historically underrepresented and underserved populations. Find help at CSU East Bay with advising, support, and other services geared toward making this time a success.

Financial Resources

According to Federal policies, undocumented students cannot legally receive any federally funded student financial aid, including loans, grants, or work-study money. However, there are several financial resources available to aid in financing your education.

Health and Wellness Resources

Cal State East Bay also provides basic medical care, counseling and psychological services, health and wellness services, and accessibility services to students.

Legal Resources

Whether it's getting a driver's license, a Social Security Number, or any number of issues, college students who are not citizens face unique legal obstacles. For assistance with navigating these challenges, check out these organizations, services, and additional tools.

Right To Work

DACA / AB540 / Undocumented

Students may use their work authorization (or a valid ITIN to be paid as an independent contractor. If student has an ITIN, make sure it has not expired. Find information on ITIN expiration and renewal here: IRS. If student has work authorization, check status to ensure it has not expired. Work authorizations through DACA are renewable every two years. If you need to renew your DACA, contact the Undocumented Student Resource Center (USRC)

Not sure if you have an ITIN? Consult with your parents - If they  claimed you as a dependent on their income taxes, you may already have one.  If you do not have an ITIN, you can learn how to obtain one through the ITIN GuideIRS or the Independent Contractor Forms video from Immigrants Rising.

Looking for professional development resources and services? Consider scheduling an appointment to meet with the office of Academic Advising and Career Education (AACE) through Bay Advisor.  

CSU System Resources

Visit the CSU system Resources for Undocumented Students web site for more information about admissions, financial aid, CSU campus support and legal services.

Life After College: A guide for Undocumented Students

Immigrants Rising has an excellent publication called Life After College.

Accessing the American Dream: Pursuing College as an Undocumented Student

Discover how to make higher education a reality as an undocumented student. This guide provides key resources and strategies undocumented students can use to to overcome roadblocks that can make attending and affording college.