General Student Resources
Undocumented & AB540 Student Resources
Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies Programs, Departments, and Universities
- Claremont McKenna College: Department of Chicano Studies
- Cornell University: Latino Studies Program
- The National Hispanic University
- Rutgers University: Department of Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
- The University of Arizona: Mexican American Studies Minor
- San Diego State University: Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
- University of Texas El Paso: Chicana/o Studies Program
- University of California, Berkeley: Department of Ethnic Studies
- University of California, Davis: Chicana/o Studies Program
- University of California, Irvine: Chicano/Latino Studies Program
- University of California, Riverside: Department of Ethnic Studies
- University of California, San Diego: Department of Ethnic Studies
- University of California, Santa Barbara: Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
- University of California, Santa Cruz: Latin American and Latino Studies
Student Departmental Senate
About Student Departmental Senate
The Student Departmental Senate is open to all Chicana/o Studies majors and minors and any UCLA students interested in being a Chicana/o Studies major or minor. Join the SDS to become a part of the official student voice of Chicana/o Studies at UCLA. You can also participate in planning events for the SDS, such as the Raza Mixer and Open House, and have your input on committees such as Community Relations and Development.
Please click here for SDS Bylaws
AB 540 Student Resources
Assembly Bill (AB) 540 is a California state law that allows qualified undocumented students to pay in-state tuition, instead of out-of-state tuition at California’s public higher education institutions.*
Undocumented and Unafraid
Undocumented and Unafraid: Tam Tran, Cinthya Felix, and the Immigrant Youth Movement is a new publication co-sponsored by the UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies, highlighting the lives of undocumented student leaders and the growing national movement led by immigrant youth to pass the DREAM Act.
California Dream Act
- CollegeBoard | Repository of Resource for Undocumented Students
- AB540 Scholarship Information
- Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
- E4FC’s Life After College Guide for Undocumented Students
- Roybal-Allard Student Resource Guide
- Consejo de Federaciones Mexicanas en Norteamérica (COFEM) Scholarships
- MALDEF Law School Scholarship
- Salvadorian American Leadership & Educational Fund (SALEF)
- 10,000 Degrees | Scholarships for Undocumented Students
- UCLA Scholarship Resource Center
UCLA Programs and Organizations
- IDEAS at UCLA
- ASPIRE at UCLA
- Academic Advancement Program | Counseling Unit
- UCLA Career Center
- USAC Textbook Loan Library
The UCLA Bruin Resource Center has programs for AB540 Students. Visit their BRC Programs page.
The UCLA Economic Crisis Response Team offers resources for all enrolled UCLA students who are experiencing financial hardships, regardless of their residency status. For more information, visit their website or contact them at 310-206-1189 or ECR@saonet.ucla.edu.
Free food is available on campus for financially struggling students through the following centers:
- Community Programs Office Food Closet, located at the Student Activities Center (SAC) – Room 111.
- Cafe 580, located at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church on Westholme Ave / Hilgard Ave.
The Saban Free Clinic provides affordable healthcare to the under served communities of Los Angeles, regardless of residency status. For more information, visit their website or call 323-653-1990 to make an appointment.
- Underground Undergrads
- UnitedWeDream | YouTube Channel
- Lost and Found, a film by Tam Tran
URBAN INSTITUTE ACADEMY
Urban Institute Academy
The Urban Institute Academy is looking for college juniors majoring in the social sciences (Public Policy, Sociology, Economics, Political Science, etc.) with the aptitude for quantitative research. Students must also have both a strong interest in a career focused on U.S. domestic social policies affecting low and moderate-income individuals and communities, and a demonstrated commitment to public service.
Candidates will be selected based on academic performance (both GPA and rigor of academic course load), interest in public policy research, demonstrated leadership potential, and community involvement.
Click here to visit the Urban Institute Academy.
Visit UCLA’s Scholarship Resource Center to find scholarships from UCLA and outside sources.
To search for graduate and postdoc funding, visit UCLA Graduate Education.