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Services provided by the DREAMer Resource Office and UPRISE Program

Legal Services

Attorneys will meet individually with students and/or their loved ones to assess opportunities for naturalization, assist with DACA renewals and provide referrals.  

In collaboration with UURISE, JFS, the Dreamer Resource Office & UPRISE we bring FREE Legal Immigration Services to you.

Appointment Request for FREE legal services

Consulta para servicios legales GRATUITOS

Funding provided by:

California Department of Social Services

Catalyst Fund: UPRISE Grant

About CSU Legal Services

DREAMer Counselor

Our Dreamer Counselor is an experienced Academic Success Counselor in Personalized Academic Success Services who provides support to our undocumented students and students from mixed status families to help achieve academic and personal success.

 If you would like to meet with your Dreamer Counselor to discuss your academic goals or if you are experiencing academic or personal hardships, please scan or click on the QR code or click here. For additional questions, email us at

The Dreamer Counselor is here to help!

Book an appointment- by clicking here

Drop-ins Times: 

  • Mondays 10 AM - 12 PM
  • Tuesdays 1 PM - 3 PM

Drop-ins zoom link- click here

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Mental Health Counseling 

Individual and group sessions: offered in English, by a licensed mental health professional with a specialization in working with individuals impacted by immigration challenges. Please note that individual counseling is offered only to students of Cal State San Marcos.

FLUTTER - Support group for undocumented and mixed status students

Un grupo de apoyo para estudiantes indocumentados y los que tienen estatus mixto

UPDATE: Will resume Fall 2020, registration is required please contact  Dr. Lissa Lim at or (760) 750-4915.

Emergency Line available for students who need to speak to a counselor immediately but it's after hours, please call at (760) 750-4915 and press 9 to be directly connected with a phone counselor who is contracted with SHCS 24 hours/7 days a week.

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Entre Familia

This bilingual support group provides Latinx/Hispanic/ Chicanx students a space to share, learn, and explore issues related to their culture, family, academics, as well as any other issue affecting them. The group also focuses on building community, mutual support, and empowerment.

Sessions during summer

Mondays 2:00—3:00 p.m. 
Via Zoom (Free out of cost) 

For more information and to register contact Dr. Lim ( or Kristina Mendez (

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Safety Planning Workshops

Trained professionals will assess student and loved ones' needs and assist them in creating a plan of what can be done in the event that they or a family member is detained or deported. These plans are individually designed to protect an individual, a family, and their assets.

Scholarship Guide

Get assistance with scholarship applications and stay updated on the latest scholarships available to undocumented students. Current scholarship applications for undergraduate and graduate students located in our website under “Scholarships”.

Financial Aid Assistance

In collaboration with financial aid, the DREAMer Resource Office offers workshops on the California Dream Act and Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications.

UndocuAlly Training

CSUSM faculty and staff are invited to attend UndocuAlly Trainings to increase their knowledge and skills to support undocumented students at Mira Costa College. 

Incoming Student Support

The DREAMer Resource Office host events for incoming CSUSM students in the hope of making their college transition smoother by providing campus resources and one-on-one help with financial aid, residency, and class registration.  

Entrepreneur Workshops

Learn what you need to start your business. Entrepreneurship (the act of starting your business), is an option for anyone regardless of immigration status. Learn how your interests, skills and talents can be used to start your own business.

Family Nights

Families and students will learn more about UPRISE services, career options, along with resources in the community and testimonials by students about their educational journeys.

Peer Networking

Connect with peers from CSUSM (Undergraduate + Graduate students). Featuring panels of successful undocu-students and professionals, and special guest speakers.

 DREAMer Library

Cal State San Marcos students are able to borrow books and textbooks needed for general education classes from our library.