The Committee Assisting Undocumented Student Achievement is a faculty, staff and student group interested in raising awareness and supporting undocumented students and their families at ISU.
To provide a secure and credible source of information regarding financial aid, college application information, and student clubs/organizations dedicated to undocumented students in Illinois. Our goal is to keep undocumented students informed about all of the opportunities available to them so that they have all the tools they need to plan for their future.
The Retention of Illinois Students & Equity (RISE) Act allows eligible undocumented students and transgender students who are disqualified from federal financial aid to apply for all forms of state financial aid. The Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid provides a pathway for these qualified students to apply for Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants, the state's largest need-based grant program for low-income college students.
The Lopez and Navarro Scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to support undocumented and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students in their dream of receiving a college degree. The number of scholarships given and the award amount will depend on available funding.