USC offers a myriad of assistance and support services to undocumented students, or students who do not have legal U.S. immigration status. From scholarships to legal assistance, SEIP seeks to provide access to resources to undocumented students to make certain every student’s needs are met regardless of income, cultural background, or residency. For more information, contact the First Generation Plus Success Center.
There are several places at USC and in the community to provide resources and support to USC's Undocumented Student population. Click below to learn more about these opportunities and ways you can remain educated on successfully accessing the resources USC has to offer.
On Campus Resources
- Undocumented Trojans Online Resource Center
- USC Immigrant Legal Assistance Center
- Immigrant and Global Migration Initiative
- IDEAS (Improving Dreams, Equality, Access and Success)
- Pop Up Dream Center_ Immigration Clinic
Online and Off Campus Resources
Undocumented students are unable to receive federal (FAFSA) financial aid. Click below for various scholarship opportunities for DACA students to receive financial assistance to fund their educational and professional endeavors while at USC.
- Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) Scholarships
- Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) Scholarships
Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration
The mission of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) is to promote forward-looking narratives that support the integration of diverse immigrant and U.S.-born communities, lift up the intersection of racial justice and immigrant rights, and strengthen the base for intersectoral collaborations.
CSII brings together three emphases: scholarship that draws on academic theory and rigorous research, data that provides information structured to highlight the process of immigrant integration over time, and engagement that seeks to create new dialogues with government, community organizers, business and civic leaders, immigrants and the voting public.
To learn more, click here.
The American Immigration Council works to strengthen America by shaping how America thinks about and acts towards immigrants and immigration and by working toward a more fair and just immigration system that opens its doors to those in need of protection and unleashes the energy and skills that immigrants bring.
Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low income.
At NILC, we believe that all people who live in the U.S. should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Over the years, we’ve been at the forefront of many of the country’s greatest challenges when it comes to immigration issues, and we play a major leadership role in addressing the real-life impact of policies that affect the ability of low-income immigrants to prosper and thrive.
On March 12, 2019, Representatives Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Yvette D. Clark (D-NY), and Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) introduced H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, which would extend a pathway to citizenship for certain immigrants who came to the United States as children and individuals eligible for TPS and DED.