Completing the California Dream Act Application Presented by Bryan Dickason California Student Aid Commission email@example.com 916-464-8919
Who is the Dream Application for? When can it be completed? What assistance is available through the Dream Application? AB 131 Dream Act Student Notifications Where are the instructions and help for the application?
Who is the Dream Application for? • The California Dream Act Application is for students who meet the qualifications of AB 540 • An eligible AB 540 student is a student who: • Attended a CA high school for 3+ years • Graduated from a CA high school or the equivalent • Enrolls in an accredited CA college or university • In case of student without lawful immigration status, filed an affidavit with institution stating that he/she has filed an application to legalize status or will file as soon as he or she is eligible
AB 540 Students may be: • Students who are undocumented • Students who are U.S. citizens, but who are not CA residents • Usually dependent students living in the state whose parents are not CA residents • In either case, the students must meet the AB 540 criteria on the previous slide
AB 130 - Dream Act Part I • Signed into law on July 25, 2011 • Becomes effective January 1, 2012 for 2-12-13 year • Allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for & receive private scholarships administered by the public colleges and universities, including • scholarships funded through private donors • alumni contributions • individual departmental efforts • For information about how and when to apply, AB 540 students must contact their financial aid offices
AB 131 - Dream Act Part II • Signed into law on October 8, 2011 • Becomes effective January 1, 2013 as part of the 2012-13 year • Allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to • Apply for & receive institutional grants like UC Grant, State University Grant, Educational Opportunity Program (CSU) and Educational Opportunity Program & Services (CCC) • Apply for & receive Board of Governors fee waivers at the California Community Colleges • For 2013-14 year - Apply for & receive state financial aid, including Cal Grants and Chafee Foster Youth Grants for use at eligible public and private institutions