The California Dream Act of 2011 allows students who meet AB540 criteria to apply for and receive certain state and institutional financial assistance programs.
AB130 allows students who qualify under AB540 to apply for non-state funded scholarships. This law took effect on January 1, 2012. For more information on scholarships available to students visit the CSUDH scholarship page.
AB 131 allows students who qualify under the AB540 to apply for and receive state-funded financial aid such as institutional grants, community college fee waivers, Cal Grant and Chafee Grant. This law takes effect on January 1, 2013. As such, eligible AB540 students at CSU Dominguez Hills who complete the Dream Application will be considered for funding for the Spring 2013 semester.
Students may be selected for institutional verification of their application data. This will require the student to submit verification documents, such as information on household size, number in college, income verification, selective service verification for males, etc.
Assembly Bill (AB) 2000 and Dream Act Application
Beginning January 1, 2015 AB 2000 amends the school attendance requirement of AB 540 and designates that if a student has not attended a California High School for at least three years, that portion of the eligibility criteria may be replaced by the following:
The California Dream Act Application is for:
AB 540 undocumented students should fill out only one application, the California Dream Act Application and not the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
2016 – 2017 Funding: Priority Application Filing period is January 1, 2016 – March 2, 2016*
The online new Dream Application for the 2016 – 2017 Academic year will be available beginning January 1, 2016 at http://www.csac.ca.gov/dream_act.asp.
If you are a returning student click here to renew your Dream Act Application for 2016-2017.
Students who wish to apply for the Cal Grant programs in addition to SUG and EOP Grants should apply between during the priority application filing period (January 1 through March 2, 2016).
*State applications with deadlines that fall on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday will be accepted on the next business day.