Inland Empire College Resources
On this page, you will find resources for college students and undocumented students. Please find and select your corresponding college to view these resources.
Emergency Pandemic Aid for Undocumented College Students
On May 11th, 2023, 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 individual colleges and universities how the funding will be distributed amongst their 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. If you or a loved one is experiencing these emotions, please call 800-985-5990 for free, confidential, year-round, 24/7 crisis counseling and support. Please visit the Disaster Distress Helpline for more information.
Telemedicine and Virtual Counseling
Chaffey College provides telemedicine and virtual counseling for FREE to all students!
Loma Linda University
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.
International Students and 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. For more information, please visit LLU’s International Student & Scholar Services page.
Medical and Limited Dental Health Coverage Plan with school, $535 per quarter
For more information, please click here to view and download LLU’s Student Health Plan 2019.
California State University, San Bernardino
International students must have health insurance coverage which they can sign up for through relations.com. Relations is partnered with Anthem, meaning all Anthem in-network providers can provide care. The annual premium is $1,229.16, which covers the school year and can be bought for individual terms. No chargers for doctor visits and tier 1,2,3,4 prescriptions. To download CSUSB’s 2020-21 snapshot, please click here.
There are two grants which can be given to international students and regular students:
- COVID-19 Emergency Grants – a one-time $300 grant (citizenship status does not affect eligibility), and
- Basic Needs Emergency Grants – a one-time $500 grant.
Coyote Dreamers Ally Network (CDAN) is offering two emergency grants for DREAMers. To apply, please click here!
- General Emergency Grant – offers up to $500 (for rent, medical services, books, etc.), and
- Legal Fees Emergency Grant – offers up to $500 (to students who are looking for expense coverage such as attorney fees or immigration fees).
DACA Application Help
For free legal services for the DACA application process for CSUSB students and immediate families, please click here.
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
Any student who is a Californian resident or qualifies for an AB 540 is eligible to apply to CSUSB’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). The mission of the EOP is to provide students with access to higher education for historically low-income, first-generation, and 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.
Financial Aid for DREAMers
AB 540 and DACA students can apply for the California Dream Act and CSUSB scholarships. The Financial Aid website lists several Off-Campus Scholarship links for you to view. Please visit CSUSB’s Financial Aid Office Page for more information.
Scholarships for Undocumented Students
Available resource guide for undocumented students!
Student Health Center
All CSUSB students are now eligible to obtain their COVID-19 vaccinations and may schedule their COVID-19 immunization appointments. All students can also find resources on mental health practices, and medical emergencies. In addition, students have the option of virtual appointments for prescription refills and health education appointments.
Success and Wellness programs
For more information, please visit UCR’s Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Center, CARE Team Page.
The Den provides essential food resources and groceries to students in need!
Undocumented Advocates (formerly known as Coyote Dreamers) – On-Campus Student Club
The club was chartered on August 13, 2015, and was established to help and support CSUSB’s undocumented student population. For more information about the student club, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find more information on the Coyote Dreamers Facebook Page.
San Bernardino Valley College
List Of Undergraduate Scholarships (No proof of citizenship required)
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.
Mental Health Services
Free counseling services are offered to all students which provide assistance with crisis-oriented psychological or emotional difficulties that interfere with the student’s ability to function and succeed in college. A variety of clinicians are available to assist students including licensed clinicians, interns, and trainees.
- For severe mental health crisis after-hours, please call the 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
- To request a clinician to come speak to a group or class about mental health issues, please call (909) 384-4495
- To schedule an individual appointment, please call (909) 384-4495
- To schedule to join a small group for personal development and peer support, please call (909) 384-4495 to check for current group meetings and times
California University of Science and Medicine
University of California, Riverside
ASUCR Legal Clinic
Volunteer attorneys provide free legal services to registered students. For more information regarding COVID-19-related issues or other issues, please click here.
Basic Needs Resources
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. This is similar to a debit card and is automatically refilled every month for your convenience. EBT Cards can be used to purchase most foods (but NOT alcohol, tobacco, pet food, and paper/hygiene product purchases). For additional information, please click here.
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 any questions, contact email@example.com. However, 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 click here.
SPRING 2021 APPLICATIONS CLOSE JUNE 4th
To apply for assistance, please click here.
Emergency Housing Program (EHP)
The Basic Needs Department offers the Emergency Housing Program (EHP) as a temporary solution to unhoused or housing-insecure students experiencing a short-term housing crisis. Click here to apply!
Students can check their availability for various kinds of emergency funding provided by UCR here.
Grocery Card Emergency Housing Grant
This grant is short-term grocery assistance that is intended for students who are food insecure by providing a maximum of $50 in grocery support or $80 in Dining Dollars every two weeks.
All UCR students are required to have health insurance, regardless of visa status or program. Please visit UCR’s Extension Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan page for more information.
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.
Please visit the International Student’s Services page to learn more about OPT.
Segal AmeriCorps 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. For more information, please click here.
Free COVID-19 wellness kits (masks, sanitizer, condoms, period products, sleep kit, etc.) and virtual meetings with mental health educators and health education are available at the Well.
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!
Undocumented Student Program (USP)
The Undocumented Student Program (USP) welcomes all DREAMers, 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
- Grad school planning
- Internships and fellowships
- Leadership opportunities
- Legal and community referrals
- Textbooks and calculators from the USP Lending Library
- The R’Dream Scholarship and Book Grant
- Undocu Ally training
Last updated on May 19, 2021