California Dream Act Application
The California Dream Act allows undocumented and nonresident students (U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens) who qualify for a non-resident exemption under Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540) to receive certain types of financial aid such as: private scholarships funded through public universities, state administered financial aid, university grants, community college fee waivers, and Cal Grants. In addition, the California Dream Act, allows eligible students to pay in-state tuition at any public college in California.
Who can apply for the California Dream Act? Students who live in California and meet the eligibility requirements for a non-resident exemption, as well as students who have a U Visa or TPS status, can use the California Dream Act application (CADAA). Similarly, students without Social Security Numbers or students who have lost DACA status (or never applied for DACA), may still be eligible. The full language of the law and eligibility requirements is stated in CA Education Code 68130.5.
CA Dream Act Application FILING DEADLINE
March 2, 2021
Sierra College Office of Financial Aid is offering Drop in Zoom Office Hours: https://www.trumba.com/calendars/sierra-college-events?trumbaEmbed=filterview%3Dfinancial_aid
How to complete California Dream Act Application Video presented by Sierra College: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/rec/play/HWC71USRKebKcWMHSDywLttNTSA_-htGJ2Evs8it4BKT0ASUsxIFUtFbIVZO3hTb8vfg9U8eq5mpngmk.lsaQJTmd
CA Dream Act Application Workshops
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