Undocumented Student Resources

Stetson University is committed to student success, which includes providing a campus culture that reflects and values the evolving diversity of society and promotes inclusion. As a campus community, we strive to fully support all of our students, including undocumented students, families and those most directly affected by the recent phase-out of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). We have compiled information and resources to help students and their families navigate these barriers while continuing to move toward their educational goals.

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has developed a national online resource to serve DACA/DREAMers and their families. It is titled the Community Resource Center for DACA/DREAMers and HSIs and is available in-app form by searching HACU CRC in the App Store or Google Play. and is available in-app form by searching HACU CRC in the App Store or Google Play.

COVID-19 Resources

Stetson Hatters Care Fund - COVID-19 is presenting unanticipated challenges for many of our students and their families. Financial worries are spreading through our community. Stetson University has fundraised money from individual donors to help students through this difficult time. Undocumented students are eligible to apply for these funds directly through Stetson’s Office of Financial Aid.

To schedule a meeting, log into Stetson SSC on the Student Life tab of MyStetson and choose to Schedule a Meeting.

Telephone: 386-822-7120
Fax: 386-822-7126
Email: finaid@stetson.edu
Mailing Address:
Office of Student Financial Planning
421 N. Woodland Boulevard, Unit 8379
Deland, FL 32723

Please note that undocumented students and those on DACA are not eligible to receive federal funding from the CARES Act. The Hatters Care fund is privately funded and is accessible to all students.

Tangible Support for Undocumented Communities During COVID-19 - Some of the resources outlined in this document are region-specific.

Stetson University Resources

Financial Information and Resources

Scholarship Resources

Legal Information and Assistance

Legal Aid

Arturo R. Rios, Esq. | BA, JD, LLM
Law Office of Arturo R. Rios, P.A. Immigration Law & Deportation Defense
2929 Fifth Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33713
Phone: (727) 321-8151 | Fax: (727) 499-6872
Email: Art@RiosLawFirm.com 

Kate Gannon | Staff Attorney
Medical-Legal Partnership of West Volusia County
Community Legal Services of Mid Florida
312 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, Florida 32720
Phone: 386-222-0280
CLSMF Toll Free Helpline: (800) 405-1417 | Local Number: (321) 275-1062
Email: kateg@clmf.org

DACA Resources:

Resources for Language Support

Resources in Our Community

Faculty and Staff Resources for Supporting Undocumented Youth