A Message from the USP Director

Congratulations on your recent acceptance to the University of California, Berkeley! UC Berkeley is a great place to learn and grow, so we hope you will not take your acceptance lightly. As you make your decision on which university to attend, our program would like to personally welcome you to campus, and we’d like to inform you of the many great services and resources that will be available to you as a future student at UC Berkeley.

At the Undocumented Student Program (USP) we know it’s both an exciting and stressful time as you weigh your many options and consider your future as a college student, especially given the current political environment. Hence, our program is committed to offering a holistic network of support services to help you excel and thrive in your experiences at Berkeley and beyond. USP prides itself on practicing a holistic, multicultural and solution-focused approach that delivers individualized service for each student. USP gives students access to an extraordinary network including: Academic Counseling, Legal Support, Mental Health Support, Emergency Grants, the Dreamer’s Resource Center, and much more. In these times, more than ever, we remain resolute in our commitment to you and your family, and we will do everything in our power to ensure your continued safety, well-being, and success.

In addition, UC Berkeley offers financial assistance to students that are eligible to file the California DREAM Act Application. The CA Dream Act allows undocumented students that qualify for AB540 to receive university and state-based aid. Eligible Dream Aid students are able to receive Cal Grants, institutional scholarships, institutional grants, Director’s Work-Study, and institutional loans. To view your Financial Aid offer letter, please visit calcentral.berkeley.edu.

Congratulations, once again, on your incredible accomplishment and dedication toward pursuing higher education! You, as a future Berkeley student, have the vision, knowledge and passion to pave a brighter future for yourself, your family and your community. 


Meng So
Director, Undocumented Student Program