Education at USC Chan
Information for Undocumented and DACA Students
USC Chan is happy to welcome all student applications to our programs, regardless of immigration or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. Please review the university’s position here:
USC admission, enrollment and tuition policies are not based on your immigration or DACA status. Your admission and enrollment will not be affected if you do not have, or if you lose your, immigration or DACA status. Financial assistance is available for undocumented students who meet certain criteria. Assembly Bill 540 (AB540) eligible students may qualify for additional assistance under AB130 and AB131 (the “California Dream Act”). For more information, please visit dream.csac.ca.gov. (Information from USC Undergraduate Admission.)
First Generation Plus Success Center
The First Generation Plus Success Center staff seeks to provide access to resources — including legal assistance and scholarships — to undocumented students to ensure all needs are met regardless of income, cultural background, or residency.