Are you applying, re-entering or already enrolled in a California college or university? Make sure you’re getting all the funding you’re eligible for and the support you need with these helpful resources designed for undocumented individuals pursuing an undergraduate degree.

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QUICK GUIDE TO COLLEGE ACCESS
Take a look at these resources on CA in-state tuition eligibility, financial aid, and scholarships.

CA DREAM ACT MAP
Navigate the process of applying for financial aid with this helpful tool.

CA DREAM ACT AND CAL GRANT APPLICATION CHECKLISTS
Review these checklists to ensure that you’ve completed the necessary steps to be considered for all state financial aid, including the Cal Grant and Middle-Class Scholarship.

FAFSA VS CA DREAM ACT
Understand the differences between California and federal financial aid applications to determine which one suits you best.

APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
Explore these online databases of scholarships that don’t require proof of citizenship.

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Updates

2020 Scholarship and Fellowship Lists
The complete list now contains 344 undergraduate and 302 graduate/post-graduate scholarships and fellowships that don't require proof of citizenship or LPR (425 open to individuals who don't have DACA).