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1 Completing the 2013-14 California Dream Act Application 1 Event link: To see the presentation Event number: 669 765 060 Call-in phone number: 415-655-0001

2 2 Schools and advisors should call 888-294-0153 Students should call 888-224-7268 For help with the Dream Act Application

3 3 Who is the Dream Application for? What assistance is available through the Dream Application? Accessing the Dream Act Application Signing the Application Where are the instructions and help for the application?

4 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 4

5 AB 130 Become effective for the 2012-13 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 5

6 AB 131 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 6

7 Accessing the California Dream Act Application 7

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33 Complete the Application Questions Find and check the Student Signature box near the bottom Hit “Submit”

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35 You should get a Submit Success Message If not, check the application carefully for missing or incorrect information

36 With successful completion you’ll see the Confirmation Page If you see comment code 108, you need a parent signature. Click on the Parent Signature button

37 Enter all data to retrieve the Parent PIN code Only one parent has to sign. Hit Continue

38 Additional fields will appear. Complete and hit Continue. Note: You must enter the same wages data as entered for that parent

39 Parent PIN will appear Write it down! Hit Continue

40 Important Facts Regarding the Parent PIN You and your parents must decide which parent will sign the application Only one parent can obtain a PIN number and this PIN is tied to the individual student If there is more than one student submitting a Dream Application in the same household, the parent will have obtain a PIN number for each student. Every time the student makes a correction on the application the parent will need to sign again.

41 Now hit “Sign a Student Application”

42 Enter all data and select “Submit Parent Signature” Hit Continue

43 Now, enter the parent PIN and hit Continue.

44 Parent will sign by clicking “Submit Signature Electronically” and Hitting Submit Signature Button

45 Now hit “Retrieve my Application”

46 Next, enter your User ID and password

47 “Click on this link to see your current Dream Act Application confirmation page”

48 Note your Dream ID# and Expected Family Contribution Hit “Print this Page” Or Write them down.

49 49 Once application is signed and a confirmation page with no corrections needed, the application information will be sent to all colleges listed on the application More colleges can be added by reentering the application and adding the colleges.

50 50 What does the student do next? Contact the colleges that will be receiving the Dream Application information to ask what is the next step If a high school student – be sure to graduate Keep those grades up!

51 For Dream Act and Cal Grant information please contact: Schools and advisors should call 888-294-0153 Or visit 51 Students should call 888-224-7268

52 Questions? If you have additional questions or need assistance completing your Dream Act Application contact us at: Student Support Services Branch California Student Aid Commission (888) 224-7268

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