Undocumented Students Rights & Student Services

Undocumented Students Rights & Student Services

Regardless of immigration status the student can apply for admission to a public college or university in California.  The law allows students the following rights regardless of immigration status:

  • Public colleges and universities in California cannot discriminate in admission based on a student’s immigration status.
  • Students are not required to show an ID or Social Security Card for admission.
  • Students are not required to show proof of legal U.S. residency in the review of a college application.


AB 540 and undocumented students enrolled at Laney College, have the right to access the same general services as other students. These services include:

  • Tutoring Services
  • Disabled Student Program and Services
  • Counseling
  • Admissions and Enrollment
  • Financial Aid [check back periodically for updates regarding the Cal Grant Dream Application]
  • Health Services

East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) provides free legal services to low-income immigrants on a wide range of immigration issues. Click here to make an appointment today!

You can learn more about EBCLC at

There are also many groups (online and local) dedicated to supporting undocumented students: