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Undocumented/Dreamer Students/DACA

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The California Dream Act Application allows students interested in attending eligible California Colleges, Universities and Career Education Programs to apply for state financial aid. This application is unrelated to the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) embraces diversity in all forms. We believe all people have the right to access quality higher education. College-bound undocumented students are courageous, resilient, and resourceful.

That is why LAVC is proud to offer numerous services and protections to undocumented students regardless of their DACA status. As LACCD policy and practice, our college does not release personally identifiable student information related to immigration status unless required by judicial order and verified by our District Chancellors Office.

To learn about the services that support our undocumented students, please visit out LAVC Dream Resource Center webpage.

LAVC remains committed to standing with our undocumented community and our DACA recipients in providing them with educational opportunities.

  • DACA status is not required to be eligible for California college admission or financial aid in California.
  • Eligible students are still able to receive state and campus-based financial aid as well as the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver program available through community colleges.
  • CADAA is only used to determine eligibility for state financial aid and is not shared with the federal government or used for immigration enforcement purposes.

To learn more about the types of financial aid available to undocumented students, please visit the California Student Aid Commission Undocumented/Dreamer Students webpage.