External Resources

If you are a DACA student, an undocumented student, or a student with temporary protected status, and you’re looking for support, please contact Queena Hoang, quhoang@usc.edu. She is the Coordinator of the USC First Generation Plus Center and the point of contact for coordinating efforts and opportunities across campus that support immigrant and international students. Your conversations with her will be confidential. She can connect you with resources regarding financial aid, academic and housing issues, confidential advising, and legal support.

Life After College: a Guide for Undocumented Students

Life After College: a Guide for Undocumented Students: While initially it may seem as though undocumented students have limited options upon graduating from college, this guide is intended to shed light on the possibilities that do exist. The guide includes personal narratives, student testimonials and advice from experts.

My Undocumented Life

My Undocumented Life: The mission of the My Undocumented Life blog is to provide up-to-date information and resources to undocumented immigrants. They post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA, news on immigration policies, and much more.

Resources Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth

Resources Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth: Informed by research and promising practices, the U.S. Department of Education has compiled this Resource Guide to assist and enhance State and local efforts to support undocumented youth at the secondary and postsecondary school levels.

Resources for Parents:

How to Support College-Bound Undocumented Students (English)

How to Support College-Bound Undocumented Students (Spanish)

Resources for Educators:

Not Just a Latino Issue: Undocumented Students in Higher Education

Top 10 Ways to Support Undocumented Students

The Case for Undocumented Students in Higher Education

An Overview of College-Bound Undocumented Students

Los Angeles Community Resources

City of Los Angeles – Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

National Immigration Law Center

United We Dream


Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project LA