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1 Presented by: Cal State Los Angeles Center for Student Financial Aid Parent Academy Financial Aid & AB540 Presentation California State University, Los Angeles Center for Financial Aid 5151 State University Drive | Los Angeles, CA T |

2 Basic Eligibility for Financial Aid Demonstrate Financial Need H.S. Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate Working towards a degree or eligible certificate program U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident or AB540 Valid Social Security # Maintain SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress)

3 Step 1: How is Financial Aid Eligibility Determined? Complete Applications by March 2 nd Deadline Financial “need” based on family income, assets, household Tuition and Fees

4 What forms do you need to complete? U.S. Citizens Eligible non-citizens (green card holders) FAFSA GPA Form Dream App. https://dream.csa.ca.gov U.S. Citizens Eligible non-citizens AB 540 “Dreamers”

5 Key Application Filing Deadlines FAFSA and Dream Application filing period: January 1 st thru March 2 nd, 2015 Priority funding consideration deadline: 2

6 AB 131 – Dream Act Law Signed into law on October 8, Became effective: January 1, 2013 * Requirements:  Be eligible for AB 540  GPA and income requirements as decided by CSAC (California Student Aid Commission) Allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to receive: UC Grant, State University Grant (at CSU’s), Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) grant and Educational Opportunity Program and Services fee waivers. Apply for and receive Board of Governors fee California Community Colleges. Apply for and receive state financial aid, including Cal Grants and Chafee Foster Youth Grants for.use at eligible public and private institutions NEW! Dream Loan for 2015

7 Who Files the Dream App? Step 1:

8 Dream Act-Student Information Step 2: Do you use your SSN, ITIN or DACA? (Social Security Number, Individual Taxpayer ID #, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ?) SSN or ITIN? If you have both, use your SSN If you have neither, leave blank Check “yes” if your SSN was issued after you completed the DACA process Be sure your name matches your number

9 Dream Act-Student Information Step 3: Student Dependency Question This will determine if you need to provide parental information or not. If you check any of the questions, then you DO NOT need to complete Section 3 (Parent Information)

10 Dream Act-Parent Financial Information Step 4: Enter parent’s income information from If they have not filed yet, calculate the AGI. For directions, go to: Enter parent’s asset information as of the date you complete this application You must include cash support Do not include student aid, welfare, untaxed social security, SSI, military housing, combat pay, child tax credit, earned income credit, food stamps

11 Dream Act-Student Financial Information Step 5: Enter student’s income information from If you have not filed yet, calculate the AGI. For directions, go to: Enter student’s asset information as of the date application is completed You must include cash support Do not include student aid, welfare, untaxed social security, SSI, military housing, combat pay, child tax credit, earned income credit, food stamps

12 Dream Act-Submitting the Application Step 6: Submit the form: For detailed directions: For Assistance: or Call

13 AB540 Students Checklist: AB540 Students Checklist: 13 When applying to any California public college or university: Check to see if the student might be eligible for in-state tuition/fee costs. Check timelines in order to apply for institutional financial aid and private scholarships. Apply for all other private scholarships for which the student may be eligible. March 2 nd is the deadline Don’t forget the GPA Verification Form

14 Need Additional Help? FAFSA Help Toll Free # Live Chat California State Grants Toll Free # Live Chat

15 CSULA Financial Aid Office SA 124 Student Affairs Building Monday – Thursday: 8am – 6pm Friday: 8am – 5pm Phone: (323)

16 Table Discussion Followed by Question and Answer


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