Scholar Resources

Immigration

Immigrationhelp.org

Immigrants Like Us is a nonprofit that helps Dreamers prepare their DACA renewals or marriage green card application. Using their Turbotax-like web application, you can prepare your forms which are reviewed by an expert before filing, all for free.

 

Monthly Immigration Q&A with TheDream.US

For TheDream.US Scholars and their families – last Thursday of the month

College Success

Modern States - Earn College Credits for Free

Modern States offers tuition-free online courses to prepare students for the College Board (CLEP) exams. If you pass the exam, you may get credits at your college in place of paying for the same class on campus. Open to all students across the U.S. See email sent here.

Mental Health

TheDream.US Wellness Advocate

TheDream.US provides a Wellness Advocate free of charge to current Scholars and Alumni. Elizabeth Hernandez is available to speak to you about any mental health struggles you may have and direct you to support services in your local area. Elizabeth is a counselor with extensive experience helping immigrant students. If you are overwhelmed, anxious, unmotivated, depressed, not sleeping well, or feeling like you need support, give Elizabeth a call or text. All calls and texts are kept anonymous, except in extreme circumstances. Find her information in your email sent from TheDream.US or our Scholar Facebook group.

Connect to the Mental Health Liaison at your College

Just like your Scholar Advisor, TheDream.US designates a Mental Health Liaison (MHL) at your college to provide support and information to you in times of need. Find your MHL in the Scholar Partner College Directory here.

Graduate School

Navigating Graduate School: Resource Guide for Undocumented Students

Guide details legal and practical concerns of undocumented students who wish to pursue graduate school. Topics addressed include the application process, accessing financial aid, transportation, employment, taxes and resources for support.

 

Graduate School Mini-Conference Resource List

 Graduate School Mini-Conference Resource List

Created by: TheDream.US & Carolina Valdivia – August 2021 

 

Graduate Loan Programs

The Dreamer Graduate Loan Program

The Dreamer Graduate Loan Program was created for TheDream.US Alumni who seek to obtain certain graduate degree programs at approved universities you can find out more about this loan program here: https://thedream.us/graduate-loans/

 

 

Ascent

DACA students can apply for an Ascent loan with or without a cosigner. Ascent helps you cover up to 100% of your cost of attendance and other school-related expenses (up to $200,000*) at over 2,200 colleges nationwide by offering DACA student loans for undergraduate and graduate students. For more information you can visit their website: https://www.ascentfunding.com/college-loans/daca/

MPOWER

MPOWER offers student loans for DACA students who are attending an eligible US college or university. To learn more go to: https://www.mpowerfinancing.com/