Welcome to HEFAS!

About Us

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 or AB 540 students.

HEFAS bannerWe'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 help students with an undocumented or AB 540 status reach higher education regardless of the barriers that may exist.

HEFAS provides free services such as

  • Printing
  • Textbook and calculator rentals
  • Testing materials
  • Educational workshops

And easy access to

  • Scholarship and financial aid information
  • Computers
  • Counselors
  • Peer mentors and tutors
  • Information on legislation and policy issues

Read more about HEFAS in the La Voz News archives.

 Drop in with a Student

hefaszoomlogo CLICK HERE to go to HEFAS Zoom Meeting Room

Abby->W 12-1 pm and F 11-12 pm
Mayra->W 3-4 pm and Th 11-12 pm
Hector->M and W 11 am-12 pm
Christina->T and Th 10-11 am 
Enrique->T and Th 2-3 pm

Drop in with a Staff

 hefaszoomlogoCLICK HERE for SARS sytem to schedule an appointment with a HEFAS Staff and receive a zoom link.

Make an appointment if you need help with: 

AB540 Employment
Career Counseling Financial Aid
Changing major Food Pantry
Choose classes Forms
Comp Ed Plan Follow Up Immigration
Crisis Counseling Legal Aid
DACA Personal Counseling
Ed Plan - Comprehensive Probation
Ed Plan - First Quarter Promise Program
Ed Plan Update Resources
TAG information Transfer Counseling

 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


Online Office Hours

Our office is closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are available online and will continue to provide resources when possible. 


More info

  1. Student Guides (Online Learning, Studying at Home, Creating Online Communities, and Self-Care during Isolation). See attached .pdf or bit.ly/DeAnzaStudentGuides
  1. Students’ Perspectives: Tools to Support Online Learning. See attached .pdf or bit.ly/StudentsPerspectives
  1. Local Resources for the De Anza Community (Financial, food, housing, etc.): bit.ly/DeAnzaLocalResources

"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

HEFAS students


Immigration Facts

  • 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

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Contact Us




East Cottage (Next to the Flint Center)

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