Welcome to HEFAS!

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. Scroll down to learn more about us!

Click here to Become a member

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HEFAS Center Open Hours

VIDA and HEFAS will be CLOSED during the summer 7/1/23-9/22/24

We are available via email and zoom contact us

We will re-open for Fall Quarter on 9/25/23

About Us

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 support students in reaching higher education regardless of the barriers that may exist.

HEFAS provides free services such as

  • Printing;
  • Book loan program 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.

Spring Office Hours

Our office is hosting office hours in-person and online!

 OFFICE HOURS AND LINKMake an appointment if you need help with:

  • AB540
  • Career Counseling
  • Choose Classes
  • Crisis Counseling
  • CYLC
  • DACA
  • Education Plan (Ed Plan)
  • Financial Aid
  • Legal Aid
  • Major Update
  • Personal Counseling
  • Probation
  • Promise Program
  • Resources
  • Transfer Counseling
  • VIDA
  • Volunteering

You can also make an appointment contacting us at ab540hefas@gmail.com

Donate to HEFAS

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  • 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

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

Our Supporters




Contact Us


408.864.5559 ab540hefas@gmail.com

E-COT 1 (East Cottage)

Next to Flint Center

IG: @hefasdeanza


Discord: HEFAS/UndocuSTEM

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