Undocumented Students

Basic Needs Holistic Fund

Emergency financial support in rental assistance, food assistance, housing security deposit, medical and mental health expenses, technology, research, and emergency needs for students with dependents

For Undocumented Students

The Basic Needs Center is committed to supporting all students, regardless of immigration status. The resources below provide urgent relief for the basic needs of undocumented students, but is not exhaustive.

If you have further questions, please email us at basicneedscenter@berkeley.edu.


CalFresh is not available as a food resource for undocumented students, but the resources below remain available to you:

Food Pantry...

I am undocumented. Can I apply for CalFresh?

Since CalFresh is a federal nutrition program and is currently only open to US citizens and legal permanent residents, you will not be able to apply. However, we encourage you to apply to the Food Assistance Program instead.

Learn more about Basic Needs resources available to undocumented students at our...