A Message from the USP Director

Congratulations on your recent acceptance to the University of California, Berkeley! Many colleges claim to change lives – Berkeley actually does it! Berkeley isn’t just one of the top public universities in the world, it’s one of the greatest universities in the world. As you make your decision on what university to attend, our program would like to take this opportunity to personally welcome you to campus! In order to help you make your decision, we’d like to inform you of the many great services and resources that will be available to you as future student at UC Berkeley.

At the Undocumented Student Program (USP) we know it’s an exciting time as you weigh your many options and consider your future as a college student. 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. The USP prides itself on practicing a holistic, multicultural and solution-focused approach that delivers individualized service for each student. The USP program gives students access to an extraordinary network including: Academic Counseling, Legal Support, Mental Health Support, Emergency Grants, the Dreamer’s Resource Center, the Dream Lending Library, and much more.

As we strive to maximize access and support for all students, UC Berkeley is now — more than ever — able to offer financial assistance to students in need. The California 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 conditional Financial Aid offer letter, please visit myfinaid.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. This website serves as an introduction to the Undocumented Student Program. We highly encourage you to explore what’s offered here.

For more information, please contact us with your questions.

We welcome you to the University of California, Berkeley, and hope your future studies with us will be rewarding and fulfilling! Go Bears!


Meng So
Director, Undocumented Student Program