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Data Protections

Is my information safe with Undocumented Student Services?

Yes. Undocumented Student Services takes privacy seriously. Any information provided to our office will not be shared with government agencies, including immigration enforcement agencies, unless required by law. Students can feel safe knowing that their information is confidential. 

Is my information safe with UC San Diego?

Yes. UC San Diego is committed to maintaining the highest standards of student data privacy per its implementation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the UC Principles in Support of Undocumented Members of the UC Community.

UC San Diego will not release any personally identifiable student information, including any data related to immigration status, without a judicial warrant, subpoena or court order, unless authorized by the student or required by law.

Students can be confident that based on federal and state law, any information they submit on their college admission and/or financial aid applications will not put themselves or their families at risk


Directory information, which includes name, dates of attendance, and other factors can be considered public information and is accessible to the public. We encourage students to request the office of Enrollment Management to restrict access to their directory information.

Is my information safe with the UC system? 

Yes. As a UC student, your privacy is protected by law. Regardless of who you approach on campus, your immigration status will remain confidential, just like your grades, records and medical information. See our UC Principles in Support of Undocumented Members of the UC Community.

Is my information safe with the CA Student Aid Commission? 

Yes. The CA Student Aid Commission is not allowed to disclose any personal information, including your immigration and residency status, to unauthorized officials per their Privacy Policy. They may only disclose information to government entities when required by law or a compulsory legal process.