California Dream Act


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The California Dream Act allows students who meet the AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive non-state funded scholarships for public colleges and universities.  An AB 540 student is defined a student who is undocumented, has attended high school for three or more years, and has graduated from a high school in California.  Click here for

.  In the past, the AB 540 student was allowed to attended a community college, a CSU, or a UC and pay ‘in-state’ tuition but AB 540 students were not allowed to apply for financial aid.  Now  AB 540 students, with the passage of the California Dream Act, can apply for California Aid using the California Dream Act application.

Click here for complete information regarding this important new program directly from the Department of Education for the State of California.  Please know that at this time AB 540 students cannot complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Aid) and any aid awarded by the state of California cannot leave the state.  See you counselor if you have any additional concerns/questions.