BASIC FACTS ABOUT ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Learn about entrepreneurship opportunities available for immigrants, regardless of status.
Information about the IRS’s Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN).
LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
This guide highlights possibilities open to undocumented students after graduation, including an overview of graduate and professional school and ways to earn a living through entrepreneurship.
WORKING FOR YOURSELF
ITINS, EINS AND TAXES
This guide summarizes information related to the Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) and Employer Identification Number (EIN), as well as documentation needed to file taxes as an entrepreneur (with and without employees).
Undocumented individuals can set up different types of business structures — sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, or worker co-ops. Learn about the benefits, limitations, and requirements of each business structure.
CREDIT AND FINANCIAL CAPITAL
Learn to create a successful business plan by using an app developed by Centro Community Partners, an Oakland-based nonprofit that provides low-income entrepreneurs with trainings and resources.
IMMIGRATION REMEDIES THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Learn about immigration remedies available to immigrant entrepreneurs in the United States.
WORKER COOPERATIVES & LLC’S
Learn about worker cooperatives and LLCs and how they are established and operated.
ORGANIZATIONS THAT SUPPORT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCING FOR IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEURS
This is a (growing) curated list of organizations, fellowships, and websites that offer funding, legal support, or training, for undocumented entrepreneurs.
Paying For College
IN-STATE TUITION & CA DREAM ACT
Know the difference between In-State Tuition and CA Dream Act
Overview of qualifications for in-state tuition and exemption for non-resident tuition in California
CA DREAM ACT
SENATE BILL 68 (SB68)
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN IN-STATE TUITION, CA DREAM ACT, AND DACA
Understand the differences between these policies and their implications for tuition and financial aid
FAFSA VS CA DREAM ACT
Understand the differences between the CA financial aid and the federal financial aid applications to figure out which one best fits your situation to maximize your aid
TYPES OF CALIFORNIA STATE FINANCIAL AID
Use this chart to identify types of financial aid available at CCCs, CSUs, UCs and Private colleges and universities in California
CHECKLIST TO APPLY FOR THE CAL GRANT
This checklist helps students identify the necessary steps and important dates to apply for the Cal Grant
CA RESIDENCY FOR TUITION PURPOSES
Know the rules regarding CA residency for tuition purposes
AFFIDAVITS FOR UC, CSU, AND CCC
VERIFYING YOUR INCOME FOR THE CA DREAM ACT
Learn about the income verification process, which includes requirements for dependent and independent students
SELECTIVE SERVICE AND THE CA DREAM ACT
Men who are between the age of 18 and 25 years old, even undocumented individuals, must register for the selective service to avoid delays in your CA Dream Act application
MIXED FAMILY STATUS
Resource for students who are U.S. citizen and living in California, but with parent(s) who are undocumented
There are many scholarships that do not require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency. Check out our list of scholarships and essay-building worksheets
● Undergraduate Scholarships
● Graduate Scholarships
● Additional Databases
● Building Your Essay
● Scholarship Search Chart
UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT BUDGET WORKSHEET
A worksheet to help you plan your college finances
A brief description of this term “undocumented”
COMPARISON OF BENEFITS AND RIGHTS BASED ON IMMIGRANT STATUS IN CALIFORNIA
Learn about public benefits and rights related to education, financial aid, and transportation based on immigration status
Complete set of resources educators can use to increase college access for undocumented students in California
● Subscribing to Educational Binder (Coming Soon)
QUICK GUIDE TO COLLEGE ACCESS
List of resources regarding to CA in-state tuition eligibility, financial aid, and scholarships
TOP 10 WAYS TO SUPPORT UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS
Ten ways for educators to support undocumented students
UNDOCUCOLLEGE GUIDE & EQUITY TOOL
UNDERSTANDING THE SANCTUARY SCHOOL & SAFE ZONE MOVEMENT
Overview of sanctuary schools and safe zones and key components of the protections available by law
GLOSSARY OF COMMON LEGAL TERMS
Glossary of legal terms intended for undocumented individuals who are attempting to identify and navigate possible forms of immigration relief
GETTING LEGAL HELP
Need reliable legal help? Learn how to get started.
BEYOND DEFERRED ACTION
Learn about options for gaining longer-term status and categories that might work for you now, or in the future
STEPS TO RENEW DACA
Steps to completing DACA renewal
COMPARISON OF BENEFITS AND RIGHTS BASED ON IMMIGRANT STATUS IN CA
Learn about public benefits and rights related to education, financial aid, and transportation based on immigration status.
A brief description of this term “undocumented”
Art & Empowerment
MESSAGES TO UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS
Poster series created to inspire undocumented youth to reach their full potential
Check out these videos, blogs, and other resources that reclaim the narrative and portray the challenges, resilience, and joy of undocumented young people.