Undocumented Student Resources
Mission College is a public community college that strives to ensure students have access to resources to be successful.
Free Legal Consultations
Our campus has an assigned legal provider that will offer free legal immigration services to all students, faculty, and staff.
Basic immigration legal assistance includes:
- Legal Consultations to Screen for Immigration Relief
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewals
- Family-based petitions
- Naturalization/Citizenship applications
- Appointments are available virtually and by phone on the following time frames: Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- All students need to do is go to: https://findyourally.com/
Dreamers "Steps to Success" Roadmap
The undocumented student population includes individuals without legal status, those with work authorization (DACA), and students whom are eligible for AB 540, AB 130, and AB 131. The following resources serve as a hub for students, faculty, staff, and the community.
For campus staff contacts, please check out Allies for Undocumented Students.
California Dream Act Application/Financial Aid
The California Dream Act Application allows students interested in attending eligible California Colleges, Universities, and Career Education Programs to apply for state financial aid.
This application is unrelated to the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Apply by March 2nd for the upcoming school year!
Apply to Mission
Apply to be a student for free at CCC Apply, get a student ID number (in 2-3 business days) and then register for classes when registration occurs. Go to apply.missioncollege.edu for details.
Complete AB 540/2000/68
Complete the AB 540/2000/68 fillable PDF form to waive nonresident tuition. Email it to Admissions & Records. Unsure if you meet eligibility? Check out this In State Tuition Tool from Immigrants Rising!
Complete the free and self-paced online orientation.
Take the Placement and Assessment tests for Math and English. (They take less than 10 minutes to complete). For ESL courses, complete our ESL Placement tool.
Register for Classes
Once you have your student ID number, log into My Mission Portal to pay and register for classes.
New Resources and Recent News
New & Events
California Student Aid Commission is hosting a Virtual 6 week-long activity group for undocumented college and high school students. They will have an opportunity to network and develop tangible skills and knowledge on Financing a College Education as an Undocumented Student. Register Here!
The New American Fellowship honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States. Each year, Santa Clara County invests in 10-15 New American immigrants who are poised to make significant contributions to U.S. society, economy, culture, and in their academic field. Apply Now!
Health Coverage Support
Check out Healthier Kids Foundation for guidance on young adult health care options!
Financial Aid for Dreamers
Get help on completing your CA Dream Act through our Welcome Center Ambassadors.
Steps to Check my financial aid.
Complete your CA Dream Act financial aid application to see if you are eligible for the following types of aid:
- Cal Grant, Chafee Grant, Middle Class Scholarship
- UC Grants, State University Grants
- California Community College (CCC) California Promise Grant
- Some University scholarships
- Some private scholarships administered by campuses
Application deadline for all Dreamer Cal Grants and most of the other aid listed above is March 2.
California Dreamer Service Incentive Grant Program (DSIG)
2022 Scholarship Guides for undergraduate, graduate and fellowships that do not require a social security number through Immigrants Rising!
We recognize many of our students have overcome difficult obstacles. Mission College supports our hard working students and offers a variety of scholarships to help make your dreams a reality.