• MyCompton
  • Apply Online
Header Image
Compton College / Student Services / Financial Aid / AB 540 / California DREAM Act

What is the California DREAM Act?

Assembly Bills 130 & 131, known as the California DREAM Act of 2011, are laws that increase access to financial aid for undocumented students who attend a public university, community college or private college in California. The DREAM act allows undocumented students to receive scholarships administered by public institutions (AB-130) and state funded grants including Cal Grants, Board of Governor's Fee Waivers and university grants (AB-131). To qualify, students must meet the requirements for AB 540 and not be eligible to apply for the FAFSA.

The deadline for submitting the application to determine financial need for each academic year is from January 1 to March 2.

Important points

DREAM Act Timeline

 AB540 Timeline


Click here to begin your DREAM Act application


What Type of financial aid can DREAMERS receive?

 Financial Aid Types


Back to top