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Campus Resources for Undocumented Students

Assistance with you CCC Application

If you want to submit an application to be a student at CCC, the WELCOME CENTER can assist you. 
Please contact us at: welcome@contracosta.edu or call 510-215-4110

Financial Aid Help

Are you being charged for out-of-state/non-resident fees? Contact ADMISSIONS & RECORDS for information on:

  • Qualifying for AB 540 (and/or AB 540 expansions SB 68 & AB 2000)
  • Applying for residency reclassification to pay in-state fees

Please contact us at: admissions@contracosta.eduAlma Cardenas

Did you know undocumented students can apply for FINANCIAL AID by submitting a California Dream Act Application?
Do you have questions about:

  • Submitting a California Dream Act Application (or FAFSA)?
  • Applying for grants (such as the California Promise Grant and Cal Grant)?
  • Finding scholarships that don’t require U.S. citizenship or a green card?
  • Applying for the CA Dream Service Incentive Grant?

Please contact us at: financialaid@contracosta.edu – Maria Sandoval or call 510-215-6026 or 510-215-2810.

Free non-credit classes in ESL(English as a Second Language)

Did you know undocumented students can take free non-credit versions of all our skills area courses from beginning to high-intermediate level ESL (English as a Second Language). Do you have questions about:

  • Students taking non-credit are in the same class with the same teacher, same assignments, same exams, and therefore the same high standards and quality of our credit courses. 
  • Because these courses are free, undocumented students no longer have the obstacle of high tuition fees for these courses.

Please contact us at cccesl@email.4cd.edu – Nooshi Borhan, Shelley Ruby or call 510-215-4988.

Disabled Students Programs and Services

Did you know undocumented students with disabilities have access to services such as accommodations, transportation on campus, note-taking through DSPS (Disabled Students Programs and Services).

Please contact us at DSPSOffice@contracosta.edu – Maria Gonzalez Alvarez or call 510-215-3969.

Undocumented students who are eligible for AB540 and the California Promise Grant (formerly BOG Fee Waiver)

You may apply for EOPS (EXTENDED OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS & SERVICES). EOPS’s primary goal is to encourage the enrollment, retention and transfer of students disadvantaged by language, social, economic, and educational circumstances, and to facilitate the successful completion of their goals and objectives in college. EOPS offers academic counseling, book vouchers, free tutoring, other support services. 
To apply, please contact lmendoza@contracosta.edu – Leticia Mendoza or call 510-215-3949 or 510-215-3942.     

Mental Health Services

CCC’s WELLNESS SERVICES works in partnership with the Wright Institute to provide confidential counseling appointments for undocumented students in need of mental health services.  
Please contact us at wellness@contracosta.edu or call 510-215-3960.

For assistance with your, please contact the COUNSELING DEPARTMENT at 510-215-3935.

Food Pantry and Food Bank Services

Did you need access to the FOOD PANTRY, which offers both canned and packaged foods? The Food Pantry is open Wednesdays 9am to 11am or by appointment.

Please contact a.loera396@contracosta.edu – Angela Loera or call 510-215-4866. 

The Food Bank of Contra Costa distributes food in the CCC parking lot, across from the drop off area, on the following Mondays this Fall 2021 semester: September 20th, October 4th, October 18th, November 1st, November 15th, December 6th, and December 20th.

Student Organizations and Student Government

Did you want to get involved with student organizations or student government in the STUDENT LIFE Office?

Please contact hmoncada@contracosta.edu – Hector Moncada, or call 510-215-2923 or 510-215-6774.

Transfer and Career Services

Did you have questions about transferring to another institution from CCC, working and finding a job as an undocumented person, or building your resume and cover letter?

Please contact careerservices@contracosta.edu – Marina Melara, or call 510-215-6874.

Additional Academic Support Resources:

  • STEM Programs (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) 
  • Adelante STEM Academy — The Adelante STEM Academy helps students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) meet their full academic potential through events, clubs, and comprehensive academic support. Students who participate may also be eligible to attend special trips or receive free supplies.