Inland Empire College Resources
On this page you will find resources for college students & undocumented students.
Please find and select your corresponding college to view these resources.
Emergency pandemic aid for undocumented college students
On May 11, the Biden administration said that it would issue a regulation allowing undocumented students access to some of the $36 billion in emergency stimulus aid flowing to colleges. The goal of this regulation is to make sure all students have access to the funds, as well as helping them get back on track. It is going to be up to the collages and universities how the funding will be distributed amongst their students.
For additional information please click here.
California State University, San Bernardino
Success and wellness programs
(Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Center, CARE Team)
Student Health Center
All CSUSB students are now eligible for vaccination, they are providing the link: COVID-19 immunization appointments. for vaccination appointments
All students can find resources on mental health practices, medical emergencies, and are holding virtual appointments for prescription refills, or health education appointments.
There are two grants which can be given to international students and regular students,:
COVID-19 Emergency Grants: One time $300 grant, citizenship status does not affect eligibility
Basic Needs Emergency Grants: One time $500 grant,
Provide essential groceries to students in need.
International students must have health insurance coverage, they can sign up with relations.com. Relations are partnered with Anthem, meaning all anthem in-network providers can provide care. The annual premium is $1,229.16, which covers the school year, can buy for individual terms. No chargers for doctor visits and tier 1,2,3,4 prescriptions.
Scholarships for undocumented students
DACA application help
Free legal services for the DACA application process for CSUSB students and immediate families.
Coyote Dreamers Ally Network (CDAN) is offering two emergency grants for DREAMers
General emergency grant offers up to $500 for rent, medical services, books,etc
Legal Fees Emergency grant offers up to $500 to students who are looking for expense coverage (attorney fees or immigration fees)
Financial Aid for DREAMers
AB 540 and DACA students are able to apply for the California Dream Act and for CSUSB scholarships. The Financial Aid website lists several Off Campus Scholarship links for you to view. Please visit CSUSB’s Financial Aid Office for more information: Financial Aid for Dreamers.
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
Any student who is a California resident or qualifies for an AB 540 is eligible to apply to CSUSB’s Educational Opportunity Program. The mission of the EOP program is to provide access to higher education for historically low-income, first generation disadvantaged students who have the potential to succeed at the university level.
EOP recruits, retains and graduates students by providing a comprehensive program of support services which include admission, academic advisement, career and personal counseling, tutoring, financial assistance and graduate school information.
Please visit CSUSB’s EOP website for more information.
Undocumented Advocates (formerly known as Coyote Dreamers) – On-Campus Student Club
The club was chartered on August 13, 2015. The club was established to help and support CSUSB’s undocumented student population.
For more information about the student club, please e-mail email@example.com. You can also find more information on the Coyote Dreamers Facebook Page.
University of California, Riverside
Segal Education Award
The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit received by individuals who complete terms of national service in approved AmeriCorps programs. Upon successful completion of the service, members are eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. To learn more about the program follow the link below.
UCR Financial Wellness Program
The program inspires and educates students on money management through various workshops throughout the academic year. These workshops are free for UCR students: https://financialaid.ucr.edu/resources/financial-literacy
Students can check their availability for various kinds of emergency funding provided by UCR. https://financialaid.ucr.edu/emergency-funds#i_need_money_for_food
Health insurance is mandatory, UC Extension Student injury and sickness insurance plan. The cost of this plan is $50 per week.
Optional Practical Training (OPT) allows you to work a full-time salaried position for up to 1 year with your student visa. Granted by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services.
The international student’s services page includes resources specific to the school’s student services
Free covid-19 wellness kit (masks, sanitizer, condoms, period products, sleep kit, etc.)
Virtual meetings with mental health educators and health education
Basic Needs Resources
R’ Pantry – emergency food resource for UCR students, you can make appointments at https://rpantry.youcanbook.me/
For more information: https://basicneeds.ucr.edu/rpantry
Emergency Housing Program
The Basic Needs Department offers the Emergency Housing Program (EHP) as a temporary solution to homeless or housing insecure students experiencing a short-term housing crisis.
Economic Crisis Response
The Economic Crisis Response Team is a cross-campus collaboration with representatives from Financial Aid, Housing, Case Management, Student Business Services, and The Well. For questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to a high volume of applications, please allow up to 4 weeks for a final determination on your case.
Graduate and undergraduate students can request assistance for a financial, food, or housing crisis using the form button below. For additional emergency fund resources please visit https://financialaid.ucr.edu/emergency-funds
SPRING 2021 APPLICATIONS CLOSE JUNE 4th
To apply for assistance, please click here.
Grocery card emergency housing grant
Short-term grocery assistance- intended for students who are food insecure. Maximum of $50 in grocery support or $80 in Dining Dollars every two weeks.
CalFresh provides qualifying students with up to $204 a month to buy healthy, nutritious foods.
If approved, you’ll receive an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Card. It is similar to a debit card and is automatically refilled every month for your convenience. EBT Cards can be used to purchase most foods. (Alcohol, tobacco, pet food, paper/hygiene product purchases are not included.)
For additional information, please click here.
ASUCR Legal Clinic
Volunteer attorneys provide free legal services to registered students. Can find help with COVID-19 related issued and other
Undocumented Student Programs
Undocumented Student Programs (USP) welcomes all DREAMers, those students who are from mixed-status families and who are undocu allies! No matter your immigration status or cultural background, you have equal opportunity at UCR. You will have access to student success resources and will receive a quality education in a safe and friendly environment.
Services and resources:
- Academic, housing, financial aid, and study abroad resources
- CA Dream Act and DACA assistance
- Legal and community referrals
- Textbooks and calculators from the USP Lending Library
- Leadership opportunities
- Undocu Ally training
- Grad school planning
- Internships and fellowships
- The R’Dream Scholarship and Book Grant
California University of Science and Medicine
Provide resources for financial aid help.
AAMC– First: Free informational resources for medical school tuition, budgeting, applying for student loans.
Scholarships available for students to apply:
IEHP scholarship: https://www.iehp.org/about/healthcare-scholarship-fund
HPSP Scholarship: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/Benefits/EducationSupport/#scholarships
Loma Linda University
International Students & Scholar Services
Students withholding an F-1 visa must be registered in at least one in-class person or hybrid to maintain their visa status.
Medical and limited Dental Health coverage Plan with school, $535 per quarter
Employee and student assistance program
All services are free of charge and completely confidential. Some services offered include:
- Assessment & Referral
- Crisis Intervention
- LGBT + Resources (authentication required)
- LGBT + Support Group
- Phone Consultations
- Short Term Counseling
To view the full list of services, please click here.
San Bernardino Valley College
Mental Health Services
- Counseling services are offered to assist with crisis-oriented psychological or emotional difficulties which interfere with the students’ ability to function and succeed in college.
- Counseling sessions are free.
- A variety of clinicians are available to assist students including licensed clinicians, interns, and trainees.
- Call (909) 384-4495 for an individual appointment
- Small group experiences are offered for personal development and peer support. Call (909) 384-4495 for current groups and times.
- To request a clinician to come speak to a group or class about mental health issues call (909) 384-4495
- Severe mental health crisis after hours call Suicide Prevention Life Line at 1 (800) 273-8255 OR San Bernardino County Crisis Referral Hotline at (909) 381-2420, alt number 1 (888) 743-1478 and TDD 1 (888) 743-1481
LIST OF UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS (No proof of citizenship required)
Resource and link provided by SB Valley College
Immigrant Rising’s List of Undergraduate Scholarships contains scholarships for undergraduate studies that don’t require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency. This up-to-date list, organized by deadline date, contains scholarships at the local (Bay Area), state and national level.
For more information and to download the scholarship list, please click here.
Telemedicine and Virtual Counseling
Chaffey College provides telemedicine and virtual counseling for FREE to all students.
For additional information, please click here.
Disaster Distress Helpline
Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after any natural or human-caused disaster. Call 800-985-5990. Free and confidential providing year-round, 24/7 crisis counseling and support.
Last updated on May 19, 2021