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1 California Dream Act and Dream Application Financial Aid Office November 2013

2 The California Dream Act The California Dream Act of 2011 is the result of two bills, Assembly Bill 130 (AB 130) and Assembly Bill 131 (AB 131). Together, these bills allow undocumented and documented students who meet certain provisions of AB 540 law to apply for and receive private scholarships funneled through public universities (AB 130), state-administered financial aid, university grants, and community college fee waivers (AB 131).

3 AB 540 The Assembly Bill 540 allows students meeting all of the following criteria to pay the same tuition and fees as resident students at California public colleges and universities.  Have attended a California high school for a minimum of three years  Graduate from a California high school or pass the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) or get a General Equivalency Diploma(GED)  Enroll in an accredited California institution of higher education  In the case of students without legal immigration status, fill out an affidavit stating that they have filed or will file an application to legalize their immigration status as soon as they are eligible to do so

4 AB Dream Act Part I  Signed into law on July 25, 2011  Becomes effective January 1, 2012  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

5 AB Dream Act Part II  Signed into law on October 8, 2011  Becomes effective January 1, 2013  Allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to  Apply for & receive institutional grants like UC Grant, State University Grant, Educational Opportunity Program and Services fee waivers  Apply for & receive Board of Governors fee waivers at the California Community Colleges  Apply for & receive state financial aid, including Cal Grants and Chafee Foster Youth Grants for use at eligible public and private institutions

6  Be a California resident or meet AB 540 requirements  Be a U.S. citizen, eligible non- citizen or meet AB 540 requirements  Meet Selective Service requirements  Attend an eligible California school  Not be in default on a federal student loan  Not have earned a BA/BS degree  Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress  Not be incarcerated  Be enrolled at least half-time General Cal Grant Eligibility Requirements

7 Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver (BOG) Eligibility BOG BBOG B: Have an expected family contribution or EFC of zero (0); based on the income standards BOG CBOG C: Have $1104 or more of unmet financial need

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9 Calculating Financial Aid Eligibility for BOG C

10 In other words….

11 The California Dream Act Application Apply online at : https://dream.csac.ca.govhttps://dream.csac.ca.gov PDF/paper application: application.pdf application.pdf

12 Implementation 1.) Apply: Submit your application by November 25 th, 2012 Dream Act application is now available online at: https://dream.csac.ca.gov https://dream.csac.ca.gov 2.) Check with the Financial Aid Office by Nov. 30 th BOG waiver 3.) Maintain your Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 4.) Renew application every year by March 2 nd

13 Important Dates  Nov. 25 th : Last date to submit the Dream Act application to have a BOG in place before registration for Spring 2013 on Dec. 3 rd  Nov. 5 th -March 2 nd : Apply for COD Scholarship  March 2 nd : deadline for FAFSA and GPA Verification Form (Cal Grant)

14 Federal Hope: Deferred Action “On June 15 th, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that effective immediately, certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children, do not present a risk to national security or public safety, and meet several key criteria will be considered for relief from removal from the country or from entering into removal proceedings.” For more information, please visit:

15 Contacts and Resources  California Student Aid Commission: https://dream.csac.ca.govhttps://dream.csac.ca.gov  Leaders of Tomorrow: (760)  Department of Homeland Security:  Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF):  California Dream Network:  Alas Con Futuro Club:

16 Open Mon-Thurs, 9am to 6pm and Friday 9am to 2pm Telephone (760) Fax (760) Financial Aid Office Hours and Contact Info


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