Presentation on theme: "California Dream Act and Cal Grants"— Presentation transcript:
1 California Dream Act and Cal Grants Introduction/ Welcome:Quien puede recibir ayuda financiero bajo el Dream Act de California y Becas Cal GrantPresented by the California Student Aid Commission
2 Who is the California Dream Act Application for? For students who meet the requirements of AB540:Attend a California high school for at least three years,Graduate from a California high school or pass the California High School Proficiency Examination(CHSPE), or obtain a Certificate of General Education Development (GED),Enroll in an accredited and qualifying California college or university, andIf applicable, complete an affidavit to legalize immigration status as soon as student is eligible.Debe presentar la Solicitud Dream Act de California si reune los requisitos de la AB540.Asistido 3 anos completos en la escuela secundariaGraduo de escuela secundaria de CA o recibir el Certificado de equivalencia (GED), oRecibio una calificacion aprobatoria en o El Examen de suficiencia de la escuela preparatoria de California (CA HS Proficiency Exam (CHSPE), ySi aplica, completar un afidavit
3 Afidávit para legalizar el estatus migratorio tan pronto califique.
4 AB 540 students may include: Undocumented studentsStudents who are U.S. citizens, but who are not residents of CaliforniaUsually dependent students whose parents are not residents of CaliforniaCalifornia Higher Education Institutions are responsible to certify students as AB540Estudiante AB540 puede ser:IndocumentadoCiudadanos Americanos , pero no son residentes de CA – los padres no son residentes de CALas instituciones certifican los estudiantes AB540
5 California Dream Act AB-130 and AB-131 Allows students eligible for state financial aid to apply for and receive;Institutional scholarships such as the UC Grant, State University Grant & Educational Opportunity Program funds;California Community College Board of Governor (BOG) Fee Waivers;State financial aid, including Cal Grants and Chafee Foster Youth for use at qualifying public and private institutionsLa ley AB-130 y AB-131 permiten que los estudiantes que reunen los requisitos, pueden solicitar ayuda estatal :Becas institucionales UC Grant, State Univ Grant yExtension de cuotas de la juna de Gobernadores (BOG- fee waiver) en el CCC.Ayuda Estatal como becas Cal Grant y Chafee Grant para el ano
6 Who can apply for Cal Grant Grant For students who:Are graduating high school seniorsAttend community college and are planning to transfer to a 4-year institution in Fall (Cal Grant Transfer Entitlement)Are enrolled in a technical or vocational school may apply for Cal Grant C EntitlementQuien puede solicitar la Beca Cal GrantRecien graduados de la secundariaAsistieron el CCC y estan planeado transferirse a Univ de 4 anos el Otono 2014.Matriculados en carrera tecnica o vocacional beca Cal C.
7 Tax and RevenueWhat happens if I have not filed taxes before completing my application…If you have not filed taxes, you can give an approximate amount using the previous year’s income.What if I do not file taxes....In order to complete the CA Dream Act Application, you must provide an estimate of your income.
8 Important Details for AB 540 students Your application may be selected for verification by the college / universityMany California Dream Act applicants submitted taxes using the ITIN Personal Identification Number Taxpayer (Identification Tax ID Number)
9 For High School Seniors: January-March 2, 2014:Apply for Cal Grants Grant beginning January 1, 2014, for use in the Fall of 2014.Apply for Fee Waiver (BOG) if attending a CA Community CollegeApply for help institutional and college scholarships as UC Grants, State Univerisity Grants by priority deadlines.
10 Where can I apply? www.caldreamact.org For fall 2014 financial aid, apply after Jan. 1, 2014.For financial aid right now, use the current year application.
11 How do I apply?Esta es la pagina the web inicial donde empieza la solicitud Dream Act de California.
12 Esta página ayuda saber si cumplen con los requisitos AB540 y comenzar la solicitud de Dream Act.
13 La solicitud ano academico 2013-14 esta disponible ahora. La solicitud ano sera disponible January 1, 2014.
14 CA Dream Act financial aid is not Deferred Action (DACA) DACA does not prevent students from applying for CA Dream Act financial aid.DACA does not confer a new legal status for students.California students who have applied for or received approval for DACA should complete the CA Dream Act Application and NOT the FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid.For more information on DACA, visit - or
15 What happens to the information and how will I know if I qualify? Once the application is signed and subjected the student will receive a page confirmation where you will have if you have financial need or need to make changes to the application.The information will be electronically transferred to institutions in approximately 8 days.Students should talk to the financial aid office to see if they qualify for institutional financial aid, college scholarship or fee waiver (BOG).
16 La pagina de confirmacion generara codigos de commentarios indicando los pasos necesarios para finalizar la aplicación.Por ejemplo el codigo 108 indica que falta la firma de papa.
17 La pagina de confirmacion dara La Contribucion Familiar Esperada (EFC). Este numero mide la condicion financiera de la familia y es usado para determinar la elegibilidad para ayuda financiera.
18 How to Apply for a Cal Grant Submit a California Dream Act Application, ANDA school-verified Cal Grant Grade Point Average (GPA)Apply after January 1 and BeforeMarch 2, 2014Your high school may electronically send verified GPAs to the Commission. Check with your counselor or front office.
19 Verificacion de Grados de la escuela (Non-SSN GPA Verification Form) Verificacion de Grados de la escuela (Non-SSN GPA Verification Form). No require y no deben usar un numero de Seguridad Social para esta forma.
20 General Requirements for Cal Grants These are the requirements for all Cal Grant participants, whether or not students apply under the CA Dream Act:Be a resident of California or AB540Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident or eligible non-citizen, or AB 540Attend an eligible California schoolMeet Selective Service requirementsNot be in default on a student loanNot have earned a bachelor’s degreeMaintain satisfactory academic progressBe enrolled at least half-time
21 Which Cal Grants are available for Dreamers? Entitlement Cal Grant AEntitlement Cal Grant BCA Communtiy College Transfer EntitlementCal Grant CVocational or Technical
22 Types of Cal Grant A High school seniors With a minimum 3.0 GPA Cal Grant CCC Grant Transfer EntitlementStudents who transfer to a CCC to a four-year universityHave graduated from a California high school after 1/7/00 and not yet reached 28 yearsWith a minimum GPA of 2.40July 1, 2000 El primero de Julio del ano dos mil.
23 Cal Grant A For students from low and middle income (The average family income for a new Cal Grant A is $ 83,100)University for titles such as AA /BA/ BS onlyCan be used for tuition and fees onlyMaximum benefits are:At a CCC - Not paid, but is kept on reserve until it is transferred to a 4-year institutionAt a CSU - up to $ 5,472At a UC - up to $ 12,192Independent private-profit up to $ 9,08483,100= Ochenta y tres mil cien5,472= Cinco mil, cuatrocientos setenta y dos12,192=Doce mil, ciento noventa y dos9,708= Nueve mil, setecientes ocho
24 Types of Cal Grant B High school graduates With a minimum GPA of 2.0Cal Grant B CCC Transfer EntitlementStudents at a CCC use to transfer to a university programHave graduated from high school after 7/1/00 and not to be over 28 yearsGPA is used only CCC (Minimum GPA 2.40)Potentially unlimited number of awards
25 Cal Grant B For students with low to middle income (Average household income for Cal beneficiaries Grant B for a family of 4 is 43,700)Associates degree, bachelors degree or certificate program with duration of at least one yearCan be used for school costs including tuition or other feesAll participating students receive an access grant of $1,473 to cover books and living expensesAfter the first year, also helps to pay tuition and fees at a rate equal to that of the Cal Grant A
26 When will I know if I qualify? Once the student submits the CA Dream Act Application and a verified school GPA, students should contact the financial aid office for more information.For the Cal Grant, students will receive an which will say if they qualify. This communication is called a California Aid Report (CAR)
27 Esta es la California Aid Report (CAR). Para recibir la beca el estudiante tiene que crear una cuenta en WebGrants4Students.orgEn esta cuenta el estudiante tiene que cumplir con requisitos.Es importante que la escuela listada en la (CAR) es la escuela que va atender el Otono 2014.
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