College Students

(Last updated on September 2023)

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At My Undocumented Life, we have compiled essential information and resources for undocumented college students, including scholarship opportunities, advice from fellow undocumented students, and information on how to apply to graduate school.


Learn from fellow undocumented college students about their experiences, struggles, sacrifices, and advice through these posts. You can also read advice on navigating community college while undocumented and resources on transferring to a 4-year college, including information about scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented community college students, here.

If you are an undocumented college student in the state of California, there might be a resource center at your campus that can provide you with additional support and resources. Often times, these centers provide students impacted by immigration policy with a wide range of opportunities, including advice on financial aid and navigating college, workshops, mentorship, and legal services. We encourage you to browse through this interactive map created by the Campaign for College Opportunity where you can see which colleges and universities have designated centers for undocumented students, and those from mixed-status families.



Check out these scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented college students. For scholarships with approaching deadlines, check out this page.


If you are considering going to graduate school, check out these resources to help you navigate the application process as an undocumented student; from questions about where to apply, when, and how; we are here to support you! Also check out the UndocuGrad Series, a series of posts written by undocumented graduate school students about their experiences, reflections, and advice. 

For a brief overview of the graduate school application process, we recommend checking out our webinar: “UndocuGrads Virtual Workshop” where 13 formerly/currently undocumented graduate students discussed:

  • Reasons why you might consider applying to graduate school
  • The difference between Master’s and PhD programs
  • Costs associated with applying and attending grad school
  • Funding opportunities available for undocumented students
  • Recommended next steps to prepare your application

This workshop is particularly helpful if this is your first time learning about graduate school and/or you have questions such as: “How do I identify programs to apply to? What are the application materials that are typically required? How many schools should I apply to? What are some funding options available for undocumented students? How do I start preparing a strong application?”


There is a growing body of literature on immigration, education, enforcement, and much more that is by and for undocumented immigrants (or those who identify as formerly undocumented). My Undocumented Life and UndocuPhDs partnered to curate a list of publications that are written by currently or formerly undocumented folks. This is a growing list that includes books, dissertations/MA thesis, academic articles, chapters, and reports.

INFORMATION ABOUT DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

At My Undocumented Life, we have created this page on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to provide you with up-to-date information and resources regarding DACA, including what DACA is, where to find reliable sources of information, the latest news, information on how to renew your DACA, ways to advocate for DACA, and answers to frequently asked questions.


The political landscape is constantly changing. Check out this page to stay up-to-date with the latest immigration-related news and policies.

At My Undocumented Life, we have also compiled resources related to your health, legal services, high school, graduate school, and Covid-19.

Whether you are looking for ways to support community efforts, considering becoming an organizer, or already a leader in your community, here are resources to help you stay connected and up-to-date, including news about upcoming events, webinars, and more.


Don’t miss out on the latest resources available for undocumented students, make sure to “like” our page on Facebook. Please consider donating to our platform so we can provide more information and resources to help undocumented students and their families. Any amount helps!

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