OASISS is a center designed to serve AB540/DREAM students in a safe space and with personnel that is sensitive, knowledgeable and experienced working with immigrant students. 

Our mission is to provide immigrant students with the necessary tools and information to succeed in pursuing a higher education and professional career.



These services are available to OASISS students:

  • Bilingual Staff 
    • English & Spanish 
  • Academic Counseling 
  • Career Coaching 
  • EVC Bookstore Voucher 
  • Free Immigration Legal Services (For ALL EVC students, faculty & staff)
    • Also includes cost coverage of DACA fees, Advance Parole application fees & Naturalization application fees. *Funds are limited
  • Financial Aid Application Assistance 
  • Fellowship Opportunities 
  • Scholarship Opportunities 
  • Computer Lab 
  • Free Printing 
  • Semester Book Lending 
  • Semester Technology Lending 
    • Laptops & Calculators 
  • Referrals to Community & Campus Resources 
  • Specialized Workshops & Events 
  • OASISS Graduation Stole, Cap & Gown and Gifts!

OASISS Application

OASISS Application (Fall 2024)

Please click the link above to fill out and submit your OASISS application. Upon review of your application, we will sent you a confirmation email determining if you are eligible or not. Keep a look-out for our emails. 

*Please note that your OASISS application must be submitted every semester to remain in the program.


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Learn how to navigate the professional world with confidence and determination.

Unveiling Possibilities: Exploring STEM Careers for Undocumented Individuals (March 19, 2024)

Learn how to leverage your strengths, skills, and passions to achieve a fulfilling and successful career.

Real Talk: UndocuStudent Tales (April 9, 2024)

Join us for an engaging conversation about an UndocuStudent’s experience, transferring to a university, tips and tricks to write your personal statements, searching for scholarships and MORE!

Building Bridges: A Workshop on Networking Skills for LinkedIn and Beyond (April 24, 2024)

Sharpen your networking skills and gain confidence in various social settings to benefit your personal life and professional career!

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Our Staff.

OASISS Program Coordinator

Paulina Lee Reza

Hi! I’m Paulina and I can help you with: 

  • AB 540 applications and information
  • Applying for financial aid
  • Scholarships and fellowships 
  • Community and campus referrals 
  • Organizing workshops you’d like to see 
  • General questions

If you have any questions, feel free to call 408-274-7900 x6499 or email us at evc.oasiss@evc.edu

OASISS Counselor


Hi, I’m Kathleen! Do you have questions about your academic education plan? Do you want to transfer? Let's talk about your education goals! Schedule an appointment with me by clicking the 30-minute or 60-minute appointment links below! 

30 - Minute Appointments 

  • Class Problems
  • Class Recommendations
  • Course Repeats (3rd and 4th Attempt)
  • In-Progress Verification (Enrolled in prerequisite course at another college)
  • One Semester Ed Plan (Less than 15 units completed, no external transcripts from other colleges)
  • Petition for Excess Units
  • Prerequisite Verification

Click here to schedule a 30-minute appointment

60 - Minute Appointments 

  • Comprehensive Ed Plan (Must have completed 15+ units at EVC and/or SJCC)
  • Academic or Progress Dismissal
  • Academic or Progress Probation
  • Academic Progress Review
  • Academic Renewal Without Repetition
  • Graduation Petition
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcript Discussion
  • Transfer Planning
  • Transfer Follow-Up
  • UC TAG Review

Click here to schedule a 60-minute appointment

OASISS Career Coach



Hi, I’m Karla! Launch and grow your career regardless of your status

We’ll work together so you can:

  • Have an effective resume & cover letter
  • Apply for a job, fellowship or internship
  • Start your own business
  • Negotiate your salary
  • Become an independent contractor
  • Explore entrepreneurship 
  • Interview preparation
  • And, more...


Keep In Touch.

Student Services Center, Room SC-214.
Monday - Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 8am-1pm (VIRTUAL- Click here to join ZOOM)
P: 408-274-7900 x6079
E: evc.oasiss@evc.edu

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Steps to Apply to EVC as an AB 540 Student.

AB 540 definition: Assembly Bill 540 is a California law that allows eligible students to pay in-state tuition and access state-based financial aid at the state's institutions of higher education. Undocumented students who do not apply for AB 540 are charged non-resident/international student fees which is more than eight times greater than in-state tuition!

Who can apply for AB 540 status? Students that have completed the mandatory attendance requirements at CA schools who are undocumented or out-of-status, DACA recipients, T-visa, U-visa, TPS, VAWA, Refugees, Asylees and in special cases U.S. Citizens/Legal Permanent Residents. 

Here are the steps to take classes at EVC if you are an AB 540 eligible student: 

Step 1: Apply for AB 540 Status: California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Application

Step 2: After you are approved as an AB 540 student at EVC, you can apply for OASISS. You can submit your OASISS application in-person at SC-214 or via email at evc.oasiss@evc.edu

Step 3: After you are approved as an AB 540 student, you can also apply for financial aid. If you need assistance with the application, reach out to us at evc.oasiss@evc.edu or EVC's Financial Aid Office at evcfa@evc.edu

Step 4: Schedule an appointment with a counselor to figure out your classes. We can help you schedule an appointment via e-mail at evc.oasiss@evc.edu

Step 5: Register for your classes! If you need help, you can schedule a meeting with us at evc.oasiss@evc.edu!


If you are not eligible for AB 540, please meet with our staff to talk about your options! You may be eligible to get your non-resident tuition fees waived by the Non-Resident Tuition Fee Waiver (Six or Fewer Units)!


This California-funded effort connects EVC students, faculty and staff with trusted legal service providers to assess their unique case and plan for their future. 

DACA fees, Advance Parole fees and Naturalization fees will also be covered by the program. Funds are limited. 

Click here to schedule a FREE appointment with our immigration attorneys. 


If you are planning on filing taxes this year, you can claim tuition paid to EVC or SJCC on your taxes for a student credit or deduction. If you cannot find your 1098-T form on MyWeb, please contact the District office at 1098T@sjeccd.edu.

A ITIN is a taxpayer identification number for individuals who are NOT U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Click here for instructions on how to apply for an ITIN. 

OASISS History.

OASISS History

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