University of California Statement of Principles in Support of Undocumented Members of the UC Community

The University of California welcomes and supports students without regard to their immigration status. UC will continue to admit students in a manner consistent with our nondiscrimination policy and without regard to a student’s race, color, national origin, religion, citizenship or other protected characteristic. In other words, undocumented applicants with or without DACA status will be considered for admission on the same basis as any U.S. citizen or other applicant. The University is committed to creating an environment in which all admitted students can successfully matriculate and graduate. Federal law protects student privacy rights, and the California Constitution and statutes provide broad privacy protection to all members of the UC community. University policy provides additional privacy protections. When the University receives requests for information that implicate individual privacy rights, the University will continue its practice of working closely with the Office of General Counsel to protect the privacy of members of the UC community. We will not release immigration status or related information in confidential student records, without permission from a student, to federal agencies or other parties without a judicial warrant, a subpoena, a court order or as otherwise required by law. Read full statement of principles here.

Resources/Statement in Support of Undocumented Students

University of California Undocumented Legal Services Center Post Election FAQs
The Truth About Young Immigrants and DACA-OP-Ed by UC President Janet Napolitano 
DACA Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump from UC, CSU, CC

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SB 1139 will make undocumented students eligible for the loan forgiveness program housed within the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) under the Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF).  Read More

HPEF awards scholarships and loan repayments targeting health professionals (e.g., physicians, nurses, clinical social workers, therapists, medical assistants, medical laboratory technicians, and dental hygienists) who are willing to provide care to medically underserved areas. Recipients of the HPEF scholarship or loan repayment programs can receive maximum awards of $4,000 - $105,000 depending on the scholarship or loan forgiveness award.

The California Senate has approved AB 2009 (Lopez) - The Dream Resource Liaison bill that requests California State Universities and Community Colleges to designate a Dream Resource Liaison in each campus. Dream Resource Liaisons are people who can assist undocumented immigrant youth in succeeding in California's public institutions of higher education through administrative support, and counseling.

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