Undocumented Student Resources:
CSU Chico Dream Center
Educators for Fair Consideration, based in San Francisco
Advocacy group formed by immigrant youth groups nationwide
Immigrant Legal Resource Center – national
UC Santa Barbara Undocumented Students Center
Student Athletes
Students who are interested in participating in athletics at the college level must meet criteria set forth by the NCAA Eligibility center. Requirements to participate at the college level are rigorous and specific, and all students must meet the minimum eligibility requirements. It is important for students to register with the NCAA eligibility center at the beginning of the sophomore year and because NCAA course requirements are slightly different from college admission requirements, it is encouraged for prospective college athletes to work closely with their counselor to ensure that they meet NCAA eligibility requirements.
NCAA Eligibility Center
NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete:
Organization that specializes in helping top students and athletes contact college coaches.
This site connects high school students and athletes with college recruiters.
Big Sun Scholarship, $500 to a student athlete
NAIA Eligibility Center
General College/Financial Aid Resources
Selective Service
Virtually all male U.S. citizens, regardless of where they live, and male immigrants, whether documented or undocumented, residing in the United States, who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service. The law says men must register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday. That means men are required to register with Selective Service sometime during the 30 days before their 18th birthday, their 18th birthday, and the following 29 days after their 18th birthday – that is a 60-day registration period.
To register for the Selective Service go to:
Voter Registration
To register online you will need your California driver license or California identification card number, The last four digits of your social security number and Your date of birth. Your information will be provided to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to retrieve a copy of your DMV signature. If you do not have a California driver license or California identification card, you can still use this form to apply to register to vote by completing the online interview by 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the 15th calendar day before an election. To pre-register to vote in California, you must: Be 16 or 17 years old, and Meet all of the other requirements to vote. You will automatically be registered to vote on your 18th birthday.
Department of Education Home Page
Offers a wide range of links to frequently requested information, including FAFSA, Direct Loans, Hope Scholarship, Title IV School Codes, Student Financial Assistance, Research and Statistics, Publications and Products.
Federal Students Aid Guide
The US Department of Education's student guide with information on all federal student aid programs.
California Scholarshare
The Golden State Scholarshare College Savings Trust On-line where you can learn about California's tax deferred college savings program and the Governor's Scholarship Programs.
California Student Aid Commission
Learn more about state and institutional-based financial aid programs. This site also provides helpful pointers on finding money for college.
FinAid: The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
This site contains information about loans, scholarships, loan calculators and more.
Information for high school students about college readiness.
College Covered
This site contains information about getting into college, paying for college, campus life and scholarships. It is sponsored by Discover and has a variety of information you may find helpful.
National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens
This site contains information about drugs with interactive games, videos, blogs and more. It is desgined for teens, parents, and teachers.
Indigenous College Planning Guidebook
This guidebook is created by College Board and is a free resource created for Native high school students by a team of Native college students. This physical guide is the first of its kind and fuses college planning best practices with narratives from Native college students to encourage a college going culture. Approximately 15,000 American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students in the class of 2020 will receive a printed copy of the first edition of the guidebook in the mail in April 2019. Students who receive the guidebook will be invited to provide feedback to help improve the resource.