Welcome to UCB and USP!

Greetings! We are delighted that you have chosen to attend the University of California, Berkeley for your undergraduate career! UC Berkeley is a great place to learn and grow, and our program would like to personally welcome you to campus. We’d like to highlight the many great services and resources that will be available to you as a student at UC Berkeley.

At the Undocumented Student Program (USP) we know it’s both an exciting and stressful time as you learn to navigate college 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 acknowledging our program’s resources, we also want to share some of our history and community partners, including student-led organizations that have led to our growth and are great resources both on and off campus:

In addition, UC Berkeley offers financial aid 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, grants, and loans, California Dream Loans, and institutional work-study for DACA eligible students. Log into Cal Central to view your Financial Aid information, including awards, tasks and messages.

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

Sincerely,

Undocumented Student Program