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, low income, or AB 540 status.

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.


 Drop in with a Student

hefaszoomlogo CLICK HERE to go to HEFAS Zoom Meeting Room

Daisy Wednesday- 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM | Thursday- 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Nina Tuesday- 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Annabelle Friday- 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Christina Thursday- 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Friday- 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Veronica Wednesday- 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Corina Tuesday- 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 Drop in with a Staff

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

Our Program Coordinators are here to support you! These are our office hours for Fall 2021. 

For Ed plans, promise programs and any counseling support please schedule with Norma Guido Flores or e-mail at: guidofloresnorma@fhda.edu

Counselor Liason

Norma Guido Flores

Thursday- 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Program Coordinator

Angelica Esquivel

Monday- 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Wednesday-  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Thursday- 11:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Program Coordinator

Shaila Ramos

Monday- 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Wednesday- 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM

 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

DONATE HERE


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. 

ZOOM OFFICE HOURS AND LINK

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

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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

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Contact Us

2019-2020

408.864.5559 

ab540hefas@gmail.com 

East Cottage (Next to the Flint Center)


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