The California Dream Act, comprising state laws AB 130 and AB 131, have extended eligibility for certain types of institutional and state aid to students, including:
- undocumented students who qualify for nonresident tuition exemption under AB 540, and
- DACA students who qualify for California residency.
The legislation allows students who meet specified criteria to receive the California College Promise Grant (CCPG) and the Cal Grant.
Students who submit a
California Dream Act application are automatically considered for the CCPG, which waives the registration fee. Students can also apply separately using the
Dreamer Students Resources. This website is a comprehensive resource for students, parents and educators navigating the California Dream Act application. This guide covers basic information, eligibility requirements, information on grants and application steps.
DACA students and AB 540 students are eligible for scholarships, as well.
For additional questions regarding financial aid and scholarships, please contact financial aid at (626) 914-8592 or through the
financial aid online request form.