Have a resource? Email details to [email protected]. Tell us if the resource is specific to one campus or system-wide. Resources should support immigration needs (legal, counseling or other support services) and be available to students, staff or faculty.
Please Note: International students and scholars should contact the international student office for their campus.
Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota
Eligibility: Services for people whose household income is at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Must call to determine if you qualify for their assistance. Most applications for services take about five minutes.
- People eligible for services receive free initial consultation
- Self-help advice and legal help for most serious legal cases
- No criminal or money-generating (like personal injury) cases
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
Eligibility: Immigrant and refugee families whose household income is 187.5 percent below federal poverty guidelines.
Review ILCM's website for hours and the types of cases served
Client Line: 1-800-223-1368
Location: 450 North Syndicate Street, Suite 200, St. Paul, MN 55104 Also has legal staff in Worthington, Austin and Moorhead.
Volunteer Lawyers Network
Eligibility: Serves low-income people in Minnesota. Call the in-take line or complete the online intake form to see if you qualify.
- Volunteer lawyers provide legal services in most types of civil issues, such as housing, bankruptcy, family, criminal expungement and debt collection
Advocates for Human Rights
Eligibility: Represents asylum seekers
- Partners pro bono attorneys with local immigration law experts to deliver client-centered legal case management for asylum seekers
- Advocates for U.S. immigration policies that respect human rights and monitors U.S. compliance with international human rights obligations
- Works to combat anti-immigrant sentiment through public outreach and education
An online resource to help people of low and moderate incomes find free legal aid programs in their communities and answer questions about legal rights and forms. Information is specific to Minnesota and offered in several different languages. Review the section on immigration and immigrants.
UMN Crookston Counseling Services
Eligibility: Free for all registered UMN Crookston students
Location: 245-C Sargeant Student Center, 2900 University Avenue, Crookston
- Counseling services, walk-in crisis consultation, conflict resolution, referrals to community-based mental health providers.
Learn to Live
Eligibility: Free for all Student Services Fee-paying UMN students on all system campuses.
Web: Visit Learn to Live and enter code “UMN”
- Free online programs for stress, depression and social anxiety.
- Resources include individual assessments and self-paged programs.
Employee Assistance Program
Eligibility: All benefits-eligible employees on all system campuses, along with spouse and dependent children.
Telephone: 888-243-5744 or 612-625-2820
- Can meet with counselor on-campus or off-campus
- Appointment arranged with the counselor
- Up to eight counseling sessions at no cost
Immigrants Rising Wellness Support Groups
Please note: These groups are not affiliated with the University of Minnesota.
Immigrants Rising arranges virtual wellness support groups for undocumented young people. Please refer to the Immigrants Rising website for more information.
Other Support Services
Financial Assistance for Undocumented Students
In addition to the UMN's Dream Fund, the following organizations have information about financial assistance for undocumented students.
Please Note: We are providing these links for informational purposes. We do not have any additional information.
UMN Crookston Diversity and Multicultural Programs
Eligibility: UMN Crookston students
Location: 270 Owen Hall, 2900 University Avenue, Crookston
- Academic advising for students of color;
- Partner with International Program to provide community and service learning opportunities for international and students of color;
- Resource to campus on students of color issues;
- Travel guidance for faculty, staff and students.
UMN Crookston International Programs
MN Department of Human Rights Discrimination Hotline
Eligibility: Anyone who experienced or witnessed discrimination or bias within Minnesota
Phone Number: 1-833-454-0148
- Filling out this form does not mean you filed a charge of discrimination. We will review the information you submitted and determine if the reported incident is covered under the Minnesota Human Rights Act.
- This chart explains what happens after you report discrimination or bias.
- You have within one year to report the alleged act of discrimination to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.