Resources for Undocumented and DACA Students

Resources for Undocumented and DACA Students

Welcome to the John Jay resource page for undocumented students! We provide information here to help undocumented--both non-DACA and DACA--immigrant students reach their goals of college success. 

Karol Mason

Immigrant Student Success Center Emergency Fund
Emergency financial support is open to John Jay immigrant students who are unable to meet essential/legal expenses due to Covid-19. Undergraduate and graduate John Jay students who are not eligible for federal financial aid may apply, regardless of immigration status. Priority will be given to students without permanent legal status.

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Legal Assistance
If you have immigration-related questions such as questions about legal screenings for other legal options, there are resources available at John Jay, CUNY, and from many nonprofit organizations that provide free or low cost, high-quality and confidential immigration law services. Contact us at for more information or fill out this form, and someone will contact you

Please also beware of fraudulent and deceptive practices by persons posing to be lawyers, such as those claiming to be “notaries.” When in doubt about a person or organization's legitimacy, check with a knowledgeable and reputable source, such as ones on this site, before you proceed. 

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Students experiencing hardships due to the COVID virus:

The New York State Youth Leadership Council is compiling this live document of resources in NYC around COVID19 support efforts. They are prioritizing undocumented students. You can find the document here.





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