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CCC Undocumented Student Resources

City Colleges seeks to foster a welcoming environment for all students, regardless of immigration status. Numerous initiatives, both within the institution and in partnership with immigrant-serving allies, work to ensure City Colleges of Chicago responds to new immigration policies affecting our students so they may be prepared to pursue their life’s goals.                                                                            

If you have questions about resources for undocumented students at City Colleges of Chicago, we recommend first reviewing our Frequently Asked Questions for Undocumented Students​También puedes ver estas preguntas en Espanol.             


​Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, enables many of our students to move forward with their  college and career pathways; we will continue to support all of our students as they pursue their life goals. DACA recipients residing in Chicago can contact the National Immigrant Justice Center​ ​for free legal assistance.               
The Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center's legal hotline is available to anyone who has questions about DACA: 312-660-1370             

Additionally, the network of community-based organizations comprising the Chicago Legal Protection Fund are working with all seven City Colleges and facilitating trainings and information sessions at the college                                   

Paying for College

Undocumented students looking for ways to finance their education have multiple options. They can:                                                                        
  • Visit the Financial Aid Office at his or her college to discuss possible options. 
  • Find scholarships offered through the City Colleges of Chicago Foundation 
  • Apply for the Chicago Star Scholarship -- which offers qualifying students up to three years of education to pursue an associate degree at no cost, offering full tuition and book waivers. Undocumented students are eligible for the Chicago Star Scholarship.​​​​​
For more information on City of Chicago resources, please see the Chicago Is With You flyer from the Mayor's Office of New Americans. This information is also available in Spanish, Hindi, Polish, Mandarin, and Arabic​​.

Learn More

Immigration Resources

Know Your Ri​ghts​                  


Know your Rights
Local Referrals​     
National Immigration Justice Center FAQ    

Academic Resources

Learn English
Prepare for work or college​​
Transfer Resources​​​                             
Dual Enrollment ​for high school students​

Paying for College

Financial Aid Guidance: English or Español
Available CCC Scholarships​
Star Scholarship​ for qualified CPS students

Student Services

Wellness Center