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.
Incoming freshmen must submit a NON-SSN Cal Grant GPA Verification Form by March 2nd, in addition to the online DREAM Act application.
Students must resubmit the DREAM Act application every year before March 2nd to be considered for financial aid in the upcoming academic year.
DREAM Act Timeline
What Type of financial aid can DREAMERS receive?