» Resources for Students Who Are Undocumented

This is an online resource for students who are undocumented. This webpage was created in collaboration between Marcela Valle and Diversity & Inclusion in the Office of the Provost. Want to add a resource to this page? Contact us!

Resources that students and families, DACA and undocumented alike, can approach:

Public Law Center - Pro bono law firm

Dedicated DACA Line  | (714) 541-1010, Extension 332

601 W Civic Center Dr, Santa Ana, CA 92701  | 714-541-1010  |  info@publiclawcenter.org

Wester College of Law in Irvine Immigration Clinic - “This organization provides legal representation to low-income immigrants in Orange County, California, with a focus on U visas, VAWA self-petitions, DACA, DAPA, asylum, bond hearings, and removal defense (where eligible for discretionary relief). It also provides community education and advocacy to nonprofit organizations.” –immigrationadvocates.org 

Offer free legal consultations on Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. to help you find out if you quality for immigration relief and build a plan to protect yourself and your family from deportation. To schedule a consultation, leave a voicemail at (714) 459-1127

1 Banting  Irvine, CA 92618 | 714-459-1157 | 9 a.m.-11:30am

CSUF Titan Dreamers Resource Center - Open to students from any university

Pollak Library North 203, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831 | (657) 278-3234 | tdrc @fullerton.edu

Please download attachment for further details.

For additional DACA information download the Immigrant Legal Resource Center’s handout. https://www.ilrc.org/daca-talking-points

+ - General Resources


Provides temporary relief from deportation for two years at a time and may be renewed.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Under 31 years of age as of June 15, 2012
  • Arrived in United States prior to 16th birthday
  • Continuously resided in United States since June 15th, 2001 to present time
  • Currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, GED, or honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States
  • Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor

For more information Making DACA Work For You In The Golden State

Benefits Available under DACA

Apply or Renew at  www.uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals

Downloadable Resource Guides

Making DACA Work For You In The Golden State:

California Immigrant Policy Center. Information on how to apply for DACA, health care, driver’s license, and employment eligibility.

Multilingual DACA Informational Videos


Used by undocumented students who meet eligibility requirements and come from a lower house hold or qualify for need-based aid. Visit Chapman Admissions - Undocumented Students for information and deadlines. 

+ - On Campus Advocates


It is important to let students know there is a community of advocates knowledgeable and open to assisting undocumented students. An UndocuFriendly campus. The Diversity at Chapman webpage not only lists a group of staff and faculty advocates, it also consolidates a lists of department resources for all students to utilize. 


Luis Ortiz-FrancoProfessor, Schmid College of Science and Technology

Marisa CianciaruloProfessor, Director, Family Protection Clinic, Fowler School of Law

Miguel Zavala, Associate Professor, College of Educational Studies

S. Oliver Lopez Najera, Assistant Professor, Schmid College of Science and Technology

Staff & Administrators

Arturo “Tito” Covert-Ortiz, Jr., Financial Aid Advisor, Office of Financial Aid

Chelsea Dempsey, Assistant Director, Office of Financial Aid

Chris Roach, Administrative Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of Institutional Effectiveness & Faculty Affairs

Christian Aguilar, Admission Counselor

Jodi Hicks, Assistant Director of Overseas Programs, Center for Global Education

Marcela Mejia-Martinez, Director of Undergraduate Admission

Marcela Valle, Program Advisor, Argyros School of Business and Economics

Maria Contreras, Associate Director, Admission Operations

Marissa Tobias, Assistant Director of Graduate Financial Aid 

Oscar D. Teran, Esq., Assistant Director of Career Services, Dale E. Fowler School of Law 

Oscar GarciaInformation Systems Specialist, Student Affairs

Ryan Boudreau, Financial Aid Advisor, Office of Financial Aid

Sahzeah Babylon, Career Educator, Career Development Center

+ - Opportunities for Engagement


The Chapman Latinx Staff & Faculty Forum was developed in Fall 2015 by Maria Contreras, Associate Director of Admissions Systems and Operations, and Rueben Martinez, Presidential Fellow in the College of Educational Studies. The Chapman Latinx Staff and Faculty forum aims to provide support to Latinx students, staff and faculty by developing connections and building a bridge between students, parents, alumni, community organizations and the Chapman community.

Contact: Maria Contreras | mcontrer@chapman.edu | Rueben Martinez | martinez@chapman.edu


Cross-Cultural Engagement offers programs and services that encourage students to explore, celebrate, and share their diverse cultures; further examine and cultivate the multiple aspects of their personal identities; develop an appreciation of and respect for diversity; and hone their skills in cross-cultural leadership and dialogue while creating a welcoming and inclusive campus community.

Contact: Leti Romo, Asst. Director of Student Engagement, Cross-Cultural Engagement | (714) 628-7242 | lromo@chapman.edu


Students who are undocumented must meet very specific qualifications in order to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The Department of Homeland Security has stated that it will accept applications for Advance Parole for "education, humanitarian and work purposes" for individuals who have been granted DACA in order to travel abroad for educational purposes. More information and resources available here

Contact: Jodi Hicks | Assistant Director of  Overseas Programs, Center for Global Education | (714) 997-6629 | jebner@chapman.edu 

+ - Academic Resources


Student Services: Transcripts, Registration, Transfer courses after matriculation, Program Changes and Evaluation, Privacy Rights (FERPA), Student Status (full-time/part-time)

For information regarding interrupted enrollment/leave of absence, visit chapman.edu/articulation.

Contact: Marcela Valle |  Program Advisor, Argyros School of Business and Economics | mvalle@chapman.edu


Visit the Center for Global Education’s Diversity, Access, & Identity student resource webpage and scroll down to the Students Who are DACA or Undocumented section to view more information and resources about going abroad. Students under this status may be eligible to apply for Advance Parole in order to study abroad and should always consult with an experienced immigration lawyer on current laws. Laws can change at any time and DACA and Undocumented students have a potential risk of not being able to return to the U.S. if you leave. If you are not able to study internationally, you can consider our domestic programs such as the Washington Semester Program or domestic Travel Courses during Interterm or summer. 

Contact: Jodi Hicks | Assistant Director of Overseas Programs | (714) 997-6629 | jebner@chapman.edu

+ - Off Campus Resources


CSUF Titan Dreamers Resource Center 

Pollak Library North 203, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831 | (657) 278-3234 | tdrc @fullerton.edu

Public Law Center

601 W Civic Center Dr, Santa Ana, CA 92701  | 714-541-1010  |  info@publiclawcenter.org

Dedicated DACA Line  | (714) 541-1010, Extension 332

National Immigration Law Center 

3435 Wilshire Blvd #2850, Los Angeles, CA 90010 | (213) 639-3900 | reply@nilc.org

UPLIFT | Undocumented Asian and Pacific Islander Youth in Los Angeles 

1145 Wilshire Blvd # 200 Los Angeles, CA 90017 | upliftlosangeles@gmail.com 

ASPIRE | Pan-Asian undocumented immigrants 

55 Columbus Ave, San Francisco CA, 94111 | (415) 848-7753 | aspire@advancingjustice-alc.org


UNITED WE DEAM | Immigrant Youth Building a Movement for Justice |  Know Your Rights 

UndocuBlackNetwork | Twitter.com/UndocuBlack

MADELF | Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Dream Activist | Undocumented Students Action & Resource Network

Define American  | non-profit media and culture organization


Para los Padres


Ayuda Financiera del Estudiante en Espanol : Student Financial Aid Guide in Spanish

Multilingual DACA Informational Videos


Chapman Admission - Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC) Undocumented Student Resource Guide

E4FC Scholarships that do not require proof of U.S. citizenship or residency

Department of Education: Scholarships Available to Undocumented Students Page 38-42

Paul and Daisy Sodaro Fellowship for New Americans (available to children of immigrants and DACA recipients)