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California Dream Act

California Dream Act

Who is the Dream Application for?

The California Dream Act Application is for students who meet the qualifications of AB 540

  • An eligible AB 540 student is a student who:

                        -Attended a CA high school for 3+ years

                         -Graduated from a CA high school or the equivalent

                         -Enrolls in an accredited CA college or university

                         -In case of student without lawful immigration status, filed an affidavit with institution stating that he/she  has filed an application to legalize status or will file as soon as he or she is eligible

AB 540 Students may be:

  • Students who are undocumented
  • Students who are U.S. citizens, but who are not CA residents

                           -Usually dependent students living in the state whose parents are not CA residents

  • In either case, the students must meet the AB 540 criteria on the previous slide

AB 130 - Dream Act Part I

  • Signed into law on July 25, 2011
  •  Becomes effective January 1, 2012 for 2-12-13 year
  • Allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for & receive private scholarships administered by the public colleges and universities, including

                         -scholarships funded through private donors

                         -alumni contributions

                         -individual departmental efforts

For information about how and when to apply, AB 540 students must contact their financial aid offices.

For more information:  

Download the following information or visit http://www.csac.ca.gov/dream_act.asp

Dream Act Flyer

Dream Application 

California Dream Act Application Instructions

Dream Application Worksheets 

Quick Guide for Undocumented Immigrant Students