MSU Denver welcomes and values all students, including those who are undocumented. Financial Support is available through the institution and through many private scholarships, and the Immigrant Services Program can help you find and apply for those scholarships and MSU Denver's institutional aid. We also help you write strong and effective scholarship essays!
Together with the online scholarship application (available here), undocumented and DACA students should complete the DREAMer Application for Institutional Aid (DAIA) to apply for institutional financial support DAIA 2020-2021
Refer to this document to look for private scholarships: Scholarships for Immigrant Students - Updated Spring 2020
For more information on institutional aid, please visit the Office of Financial Aid or the Immigrant Services Program.
Mission Asset Fund
- DACA Renewals Loans
- Pay $49.50 for 10 months
- Zero interest
- Local provider for Lending Circles:
NEWSED Community Development
Corporation Contact: Andrea Barela
901 W. 10th Ave., Suite 2A Denver, CO 80204
Info sessions: 3rd Wednesday of every month 6:00-7:30 p.m.
NEWSED 901 W. 10th Ave., #2A Denver, CO 80204
Must RSVP to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org or Adriana 303-534-8342 x 108
Self Help Credit Union
- Citizenship Loan
- Amounts: $680 up to $1000 per Citizenship applicant (up to a maximum of 4 applicants per loan)
- Terms: Up to 36 months
- Interest Rate: 17.7% APR*
- DACA Loan
- Amounts: $465 up to $800
- With a 0.0% interest rate, and no application fee, (to cover the cost of the renewal application)
- Additional loan amount may be available to cover other application costs.
- Loan Terms: Up to 12 months
Fitzsimons Credit Union
Provides $700 interest-free loans to be used toward any filing fees charged by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for immigration benefit requests.
Legal Services events at MSU Denver, Spring 2020
During these days and times, students, family members, faculty, staff, and community members can meet in private and one-on-one with immigration attorneys to ask question, get advice, and be screened for possible avenues to pursue a green card or citizenship. The event is free and available to all, and will take place in MSU Denver’s Student Success Building, rooms 234, or 235 (room location may change but a staff person will be on the hallway to direct students into the correct room.
For specific dates, times, and locations, please go to our events page or check with Gregor Mieder (email@example.com, 303-615-5390) or Ariadna Ochoa, (firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-615-5380)
Legal hour at Emily Griffith Technical College.
Free guidance from an immigration attorney. Attorney Hans Meyer Days: The first and third Friday of the month.
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Emily Griffith Campus, 1860 Lincoln St. 80203 Room 417
Legal Night at Mi Casa
In partnership with Denver Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Colorado Lawyers Committee and Denver Access to Justice. Mi Casa Hosts a FREE Legal Night Every second Tuesday of each month 6-8 p.m. Legal Night is an opportunity to receive free legal information from volunteer attorneys from Denver Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division. https://micasaresourcecenter.org/calendar/2020-03/
360 Acoma St, Denver, CO 80223
Legal Night at Centro San Juan Diego
Free legal advice, the third Wednesday of every month, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.
2830 Lawrence St.
Denver, CO 80205
Colorado Legal Services, Specialized Immigration Services
1905 Sherman St., Ste 400
Denver, CO 80203
- Free assistance to low-income individuals with VAWA/U/T visa applications
- Trafficking/Labor Exploitation: criminal justice advocacy, civil litigation, community education and technical assistance
- Email: email@example.com, Phone: 303-866-9396 Fax: 303-863-8589
City of Littleton Immigrant Resource Center
- Assists low-income individuals with naturalization processes by completing forms and filing with USCIS.
- Helps renew green cards and complete medical and fee waivers as part of the naturalization process if necessary. Does not currently offer assistance with family based petitions, but will likely do so in the future.
- Offers ESL and Citizenship classes.
- Provides other legal services and referrals to social services.Charges nominal fees on a sliding scale for legal services.Phone: (303) 795-3968, Fax: (303) 795-3984 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.littletonimmigrants.org
- 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton, CO 80120
- Consultations Fee: $40 if client qualifies for a fee waiver
Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic (JAMLAC)
Provides monthly legal clinics at 7 locations throughout the Denver Metro area. All services are Spanish/English bilingual. For locations and times go to https://jamlac.org
Phone: (303) 839-1008, Fax: (303) 595-5278
American Immigration Lawyers Association
1331 G. Street NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 2005
How to Get Help: Complete and submit the online AILA MAP client information form. The information you provide will be forwarded to the AILA MAP project coordinator, who will attempt to match your case with an experienced immigration attorney who has volunteered to help you at no cost. You will be placed in direct contact with an AILA attorney who has agreed to work with you. If you do not receive an update within 4-6 weeks, please contact the PPC at email@example.com. AILA MAP will do its best to locate an attorney who can assist you, but matching is not guaranteed.
The Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) is a nonprofit organization that serves low-income men, women, and children in immigration proceedings.
7301 Federal Blvd., Suite 300
Westminster, CO 80030
Phone: (303) 433-2812
Fax: (303) 433-2823
Hotline for detained individuals & family members of detained individuals:
(303) 866-9308 | https://www.rmian.org/
Colorado Immigrants Right Coalition (CIRC) is a statewide, membership-based coalition to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees by making Colorado a more welcoming, immigrant-friendly state.
2525 W Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80219
Phone: (303) 922-3344 www.coloradoimmigrant.org
Servicios de la Raza: our mission is to provide and advocate for culturally responsive, essential human services and opportunities. Servicios de La Raza serves as an integral part of the heart of the Latino community in Metro Denver, a trusted and accessible community resource strategically linked with many of Metro Denver’s schools and churches. http://serviciosdelaraza.org/
3131 W. 14th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80204
Mi Familia Vota
Since our founding, Mi Familia Vota has integrated local organizing, leadership development, advocacy and building broad community partnerships with our voter engagement work; focusing on local, state and federal elections. http://www.mifamiliavota.org
4730 Oakland Street, Suite 210. Denver, CO 80239. (303) 375-6304
ABC Tax Preparation
The Asset Building Coalition offers free tax preparation services, help with ITIN filings, and all other tax preparation questions. These services are free for families making less than $55,000.00 per year, or individuals earning less than $35,000.00 per year.
This guide provides information on working while undocumented/DACA-mented, and gives advice on how undocumented students can grow in their professional development and gain experience to be successful in a career or graduate school. It has information about the different licenses students need to obtain for their degrees.
Click here to download: UndocuCareer Guide 6 14 19
My Undocumented Life
Our mission at My (Un)Documented Life is to provide up-to-date information and resources to undocumented immigrants. We post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA/Advanced Parole, news on DAPA, and much more. Most importantly, we want to provide a sense of community to our diverse group of readers.
This site brings together a "collective of nationally recognized immigrant-serving organizations, lawyers, technologists, and allies dedicated to helping the undocumented immigrant community... Since November 2016, Informed Immigrant has connected the undocumented immigrant community with the information and resources they need to become empowered in our current political environment." It is updated regularly with current information about DACA, other visa statuses, and effective resources.
Immigrants Rising (formerly Educators for Fair Consideration)
We empower undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals through personal, institutional and policy transformation.
We envision an America where all young people can pursue and complete an education with confidence and without constraint.
United We Dream
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. Our powerful nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. We organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status. We seek to address the inequities and obstacles faced by immigrant youth and believe that by empowering immigrant youth, we can advance the cause of the entire community - justice for all immigrants.
Know Your Rights
This guide has information about your rights as an immigrant. The American Friends Service Committee have put together a complete guide that will hopefully provide the information needed for people to protect and defend their rights.
Click here to access the guide. Also, please refer to the Immigrant Services frontpage for information regarding your rights when interacting with ICE. Please scroll down to "Know your Rights when interacting with ICE (flyer & video)."
What are Sensitive Locations?
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) limits immigration enforcement actions from occurring at "sensitive locations."
This Sensitive Locations Fact Sheet will help you learn more. Schools, hospitals, and courts are such sensitive locations, although there have been isolated incidents in Denver when immgration enforcement was conducted in and around courthouses.
Be prepared! Make a Family Plan
It is very important to be prepared to face all possible scenarios. This checklist made by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center contains a list of items to keep in mind when making a family plan.
The CU School of Dental Medicine senior students are currently screening patients to participate in a clinical board exam. Participants will receive free dental x-rays and a screening exam. Qualifying patients may receive up tp two free fillings and/or a free cleaning plus compensation for their time.
For more information about requirements, times and locations, please take a look at the following flyer: CU Anschutz - Dental Screenings and Exams
For more information or to register contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-432-0377