Welcome to HEFAS!
HEFAS will be open during the following times:
9 a.m. - 5 p.m,
9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Undocumented Student Week of Action
Oct. 17-20, 2022
Community colleges throughout California will be hosting local events in support of undocumented students and their families. For a complete list of events at De Anza – and information on how you can get involved – visit the special Week of Action webpage.
HEFAS (Higher Education for AB 540 Students) is an institutional and educational program that provides free services, reduces financial stress, and creates a safe space for all with an emphasis on students with an undocumented, low income, or AB 540 status.
We're dedicated to empowering students, building leaders, promoting social justice, and advocating for higher education. Our vision is to give students, parents, educators, and community members the tools to support students in reaching higher education regardless of the barriers that may exist.
HEFAS provides free services such as
- Book loan program and calculator rentals;
- Testing materials;
- Educational workshops.
And easy access to
- Scholarship and financial aid information;
- Peer mentors and tutors;
- Information on legislation and policy issues.
Read more about HEFAS in the La Voz News archives.
Fall Office Hours
Our office is hosting office hours in-person and online!
ZOOM OFFICE HOURS AND LINKMake an appointment if you need help with:
- Career Counseling
- Changing major
- Choose classes
- Comp Ed Plan Follow Up
- Crisis Counseling
- Ed Plan - Comprehensive
- Ed Plan - First Quarter
- Ed Plan Update
- TAG information
- Financial Aid
- Food Pantry
- Legal Aid
- Personal Counseling
- Promise Program
- Transfer Counseling
You can also make an appointment contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate to HEFAS
Information for donations
- Click "Quick Donate" button
- Select the amount for donation
- Then, select option of "Other"
- And type "HEFAS" and fill out the form with your information
"My favorite thing about HEFAS is just knowing it exists, and that if I refer a student to HEFAS there will be a safe and supportive environment welcoming them! Also, the student interns are super friendly and personable; plus always down to support wider campus events."- Melecia Navarro, De Anza alum and EOPS Program Coordinator
11.2 million undocumented immigrants of all ages live in the US
1.8 million undocumented children under the age of 18 live in the US
65,000 undocumented students graduate high school every year
Only 7,000-13,000 undocumented students enroll in college throughout the US
An estimated 3,000-5,000 undocumented students are enrolled in college in CA