Undocumented Student Programs
The UCR Undocumented Student Programs supports undocumented students and immigration-impacted students to succeed in higher education and prepare for post-graduation.
Who do we serve:
- Undocumented students (with or without DACA)
- U.S. citizen students with undocumented family members
- Temporary Protection Status (TPS)
- Special immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
- U Visa
- Asylum status
How Can I Contact USP For Help?
If you need assistance you are strongly encouraged to make a virtual appointment (ZOOM/Phone). Please schedule your appointment via USP appointment page. For any questions, please contact USP@ucr.edu.
Note: International Students and Scholars (F & J Student Visa), please contact UCR International Affairs for questions or asstiance.
UC Immigrant Legal Services provides free DACA renewal assistance to UC students and their immediate family members. You should assess whether it makes sense for you to apply as soon as possible. There is no application deadline, but the U.S. government publicized that it will appeal the DACA court decision. The renewal program may be available indefinitely or it could be terminated, depending on how the case proceeds in the courts.
- UCILS's DACA Injunction FAQ
- ILRC's DACA Rescission Case Summary
- UCILSC's FAQ on TPS
- UCILSC's FAQ on Real ID
- ILRC's Legislation Summary
- NILC's About DACA and Employment
- UC Immigrant Legal Services Center's Message on DACA (9/5/17)
- IRLC DACA Advisory
- "Know Your Rights" Card for UC student
- UCR: FAQ for UCR Employees on Immigration Enforcement (Pick up printed copies from the USP office.)
- FAQ for UC Employees on Immigration Enforcement
DACA does not impact an undergraduate student’s eligibility for state/institutional financial aid.
Undocumented students who meet the AB 540 requirements are eligible for state and institutional aid through the CA DREAM Act. CA DREAM Act allows undocumented students who are eligible for AB540 to receive aid such as Cal Grants, the DREAM Loan, and UCR grants and scholarships.
To summarize, eligibility to state and institutional financial aid is not based off a student’s DACA status.
Statements from UC and UCR Leadership
- UC President Napolitano calls on Congress to Make Protections Permanent
- Kim A. Wilcox: Why the Inland Empire should worry about DACA ending (Press Enterprise, Sept. 1)
- Janet Napolitano: Congress has the power — and the responsibility — to protect the ‘dreamers’ (Washington Post, Aug. 11)
- UC regents affirm support for DACA and Dreamers
- UCR Senate Chair on DACA Withdrawal
- LAUC Statement of Principles on Undocumented Students
- From President Napolitano and Chancellor Wilcox
- From President Napolitano and the UC Chancellors
- From President Napolitano to UC Chancellors
- From UC/CSU to Trump
- The UC Statement of Principles in Support of Undocumented Members of the UC Community
Undocumented Student Programs
Undocumented Student Programs (USP) welcomes all DREAMers, those students who are from mixed-status families and who are undocu allies! No matter your immigration status or cultural background, you have equal opportunity at UCR. You will have access to student success resources and will receive a quality education in a safe and friendly environment.
We are here to support you in every way!
Check out our services and resources:
- Academic, housing, financial aid, and study abroad resources
- CA Dream Act and DACA assistance
- Legal and community referrals
- Textbooks and calculators from the USP Lending Library
- Leadership opportunities
- Undocu Ally training
- Grad school planning
- Internships and fellowships
- The R’Dream Scholarship and Book Grant
- Invite us to present — in English or in Spanish — at your school! Topics include the UC application process, financial aid, state and federal policies, and more.
- Discover more ways to support your undocumented students.
UC Resources for Undocumented Students
Visit the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) website to learn about systemwide resources for undocumented students.