Additional Information

Youth 2 Leaders Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that the next generation of Kern County students has the opportunity to go to college. Click on the link for helpful scholarship information.


San Francisco State University Here is a link to San Francisco State University’s scholarship page for AB540 students.

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented Students  This 21-page guide contains detailed information about AB540 and in-state tuition, California Dream Act (AB130 & AB131), privacy concerns, applying to private colleges, and other sources of financial aid available to undocumented students (courtesy of Educators 4 Fair Consideration).

MALDEF’S Scholarship Resource Guide  This is for 2011-2012, but it is worth looking at which institutions are offering scholarships.

“Affording Higher Education (Without Financial Aid)”  A powerpoint with creative financial solutions and ideas (courtesy of IDEAS at UCLA).

Parents’ Guides

How to Support College-Bound Undocumented Students –in English (courtesy of Educators 4 Fair Consideration).

How to Support College-Bound Undocumented Students –en Español (courtesy of Educators 4 Fair Consideration).

Other Helpful Information

“Life After College: A Guide for Undocumented Students”  This 73-page guide contains valuable information, tips, and resources to help undocumented students navigate life after graduation (courtesy of Educators 4 Fair Consideration).

“Know Your Rights”  A powerpoint to answer questions about your interactions with local authorities (courtesy of IDEAS at UCLA).

“Beyond Deferred Action: Remedies Every DREAMer Should Know” Dan Berger, graduate of Cornell Law School and a partner with Curran & Berger LLP in Northampton, Massachusetts, has worked with hundreds of undocumented students. As a result, he has written a self-assessment guide for those six remedies as well as information about how they work.  We hope that this guide will help get information to DREAMers considering Deferred Action, and beyond that to other family members and friends, including younger siblings.

This guide is not intended as legal advice – do not make decisions about which category to apply for based just on this information.  Rather, use this guide to spot categories that might work for you, now or in the future.  



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