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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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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.)

Please visit the Undocumented Trojans Online Resource Center to find Campus Resources and Programs for Undocumented, DACAmented, TPS, and Immigrant Students, Faculty, Staff and the Community. You can find a wide range of services, as outlined below:

  • Services
    Explore USC’s numerous legal, medical, financial and spiritual resources.
  • Programming
    Explore USC’s initiatives and projects that are supporting the Trojan immigrant student, faculty and staff population.
  • Advocacy & Research
    Explore resources to connect students and faculty alike with research and scholarly discoveries relating to immigration and global migration.
  • External Resources
    Explore external resources provided by renowned institutions, such as guides and advice for students, parents, and educators to help them navigate life, during and after college, as an immigrant or undocumented person.
  • Covid-19 Resources
    Explore COVID-19 updates and resources provided by USC, the Los Angeles County and the State of California.

USC Chan Mentorship and Application Assistance

USC Chan Scholarships and Student Worker Positions

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