CA Dream Act Application
The California Dream Act is the name given to Assembly Bills 130 & 131, which allow eligible undocumented students to apply for and receive state-based financial aid and institutional scholarships. The California Dream Act Application allows certain students who meet the requirements below to apply for and receive state financial aid at California public and private colleges and private scholarships administered by California public colleges.
Assembly Bill 130
AB 130, passed in January 2012, is the California state law that gives colleges and universities the discretion to award institutional scholarships to undocumented students who qualify for Assembly Bill 540 (review AB540 Link for more info). This includes scholarships funded through private donors, alumni contributions and individual departmental efforts. Students must apply and compete for available awards as determined by their respective college or university.
Assembly Bill 131
AB 131 is the California state law that enables undocumented students who qualify for AB 540 to receive state-based financial aid such as Cal Grants, State University Grants and Board of Governor’s Fee Waivers.
Eligibility and Application:
- Students need to meet the Assembly Bill (AB) 540 qualifications (Click here for more information)
- To qualify, students must be either Undocumented, hold a U-visa, or part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program
- Apply by March 2nd at dream.csac.ca.gov/
- If you fail to submit all required documents by this deadline, you will not qualify for Cal Grants and many other state-based financial aid programs.
- To qualify for grants, Students must either apply as high school seniors, apply within one year after graduating high school of receiving your GED, or apply as a California Community College transfer student
***Information within the California Dream Act Application is not shared with federal databases. Student and parent information is protected by the same privacy and information security laws and safeguards as with all other state financial aid applicants.
For more information, visit:
E4FC: THE CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT - A FINANCIAL AID GUIDE FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS
10 Things you need to know about the California Dream Act Application
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