International Students at CCNY with Benny


The CCNY Immigrant Student Center for Resources and Research supports and guides immigrant students to enroll, navigate, and complete their college degrees. The Center serves students who are undocumented, have precarious immigration status, and are first-generation immigrants. The Center is an entity within the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at The City College of New York.


The CCNY Immigrant Student Center for Resources and Research supports the academic advancement of immigrant students, informs CCNY staff and faculty about resources and needs that immigrant students face, and engages in research that addresses important issues impacting CCNY immigrant students.

See our Guiding Principles here.

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“The Immigrant Student Center for Resources & Research is represented by a budding plant with visible roots underground, which represents the Center as a safe, welcoming, and active space.” Kimberly Lum, logo designer, CCNY '14 alumna

Available Services

The Immigrant Student Center for Resources and Research at CCNY offers services to aspiring and current students, regardless of their immigration status. We are here to answer any questions you may have and offer ongoing support throughout your academic journey. Below are the services our Center provides:

Assistance with Financial Aid Application

We offer one-on-one and group assistance to apply to the NYS Senator Jose Peralta Dream Act. We also share information about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities that are open to immigrant students, regardless of immigration status. 

Support Accessing In-State Tuition Rates

Most immigrant students who reside in New York State may be eligible for in-state tuition rates. At CCNY, we understand that navigating eligibility requirements can be confusing, which is why we offer one-on-one support to help you determine your eligibility status and troubleshooting assistance. 

Application Guidance

Are you an immigrant student planning to apply for an undergraduate or graduate program? We provide support to equip you with a clear understanding of the application process related to your immigration status. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge needed to complete your application successfully and safely. 

Connecting with Resource Networks

We connect you with important resources including legal services, mental health resources, food pantry, and emergency financial support.

Office Information

The City College of New York
North Academic Center (NAC), Room 6/204 (6th floor)
New York, NY 10031

Phone: 212-650-6440

Staff Information

Daniela Alulema
Interim Director  

Angel Sutjipto
Immigrant Student Resource Coordinator