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1 Slide created by Educators 4 Fair Consideration, for more info visit E4FC.org

2 You are not required to include information like: Social Security Number Country of Citizenship Immigration Status Do not lie about your immigration status Information is private and confidential FERPA 2 Privacy Slide created by Educators 4 Fair Consideration, for more info visit E4FC.org

3 3 Provides access to institutional scholarship and state-based financial aid for AB 540 eligible undocumented students at California colleges & universities Slide created by Educators 4 Fair Consideration, for more info visit E4FC.org 3

4 4 The California Dream Act is not Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Benefits undocumented people who came to the US prior to their 16 th birthday Parent Accountability (DAPA) Benefit undocumented parents of US Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents who came to the US before 1/1/2010 Slide created by Educators 4 Fair Consideration, for more info visit E4FC.org For more information on Deferred Action, please visit E4FC.org or AdminRelief.org 4

5 5 California Dream Act vs Deferred Action Basics Slide created by Educators 4 Fair Consideration, for more info visit E4FC.org Work PermitProtection from Deportation State Financial Aid California Dream Act No Yes Deferred Action Yes No For more information on Deferred Action, please visit E4FC.org or AdminRelief.org 5

6 6 California Dream Act Part I: AB 130  Grants institutions the discretion to provide private financial aid to undocumented students at their campus  Research available scholarships Part II: AB 131  Offer State-based Financial Aid at:  Community Colleges  University of California  California State Universities  Private Universities Slide created by Educators 4 Fair Consideration, for more info visit E4FC.org 6

7 7 ** * AB 540 students at a CSU or UC may also qualify for California’s Middle Class Scholarship. Visit 7

8 Eligibility to apply for the CA Dream Act  Qualify for AB 540  Be undocumented, have DACA or U-Visa  Successfully complete the California Dream Act Application by March 2 nd  Caldreamact.org  Successfully submit a Non-SSN GPA Verification  MALES: Register with Selective Service  Student must be enrolled in college/university at least half time  Meet eligibility criteria for financial aid.  For more information speak with a college counselor or teacher 8 Slide created by Educators 4 Fair Consideration, for more info visit E4FC.org

9 9 AB 540 Requirements  AB 540 was a bill passed in California in 2001  Allows undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public universities Slide created by Educators 4 Fair Consideration, for more info visit E4FC.org Requirements 1.Must attend a California K-12 School for 3 or more years 2.Complete at least 3 years of HS Credit 3.Must graduate from a California High School or attain an equivalent (GED) 4.Must file an affidavit, which states that you will apply for legalization as soon as you are eligible. 9

10 What Fin Aid Application Should I use? 10 Slide created by Educators 4 Fair Consideration, for more info visit E4FC.org California Dream Act Application Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) AB 540 onlyYesNo DACAYesNo U-VisaYesNo T-VisaNoYes IF YOU ARE NOT AB 540, CONTACT E4FC AT FOR INFORMATION ON PAYING FOR COLLEGE AND CONTACNT YOUR CAMPUS TO CHECK FOR CA STUDENTS ATTENDING CA SCHOOLS

11 What Fin Aid Application Should I use? 11 Slide created by Educators 4 Fair Consideration, for more info visit E4FC.org CA STUDENTS ALSO APPLYING TO OUT OF STATE SCHOOLS SHOULD: 1. FIRST, complete the CA Dream Act Application. 2. Next, open a WebGrants4Students account to confirm application has been submitted. 3.Contact E4FC or out-of-state school of interest to find out which form to use.

12 Apply online at 12 Slide created by Educators 4 Fair Consideration, for more info visit E4FC.org

13 Males must register for Selective Service 13 Slide created by Educators 4 Fair Consideration, for more info visit E4FC.org

14 Males must register for Selective Service 14 Slide created by Educators 4 Fair Consideration, for more info visit E4FC.org If you select " Register Me " on the CA Dream Act application, CSAC will send your data to the Selective Service System to register you. You will receive a confirmation by US mail of your registration from the Selective Service within 90 days. Keep the original and provide a copy to your college financial aid office. If you don't select " Register Me ", you may still be required by your college to fill out a paper registration form, sign, and mail it. This may cause a delay in your financial aid. For more information about Selective Service requirements go to

15 * DREAM Loan Program (SEAL) Slide created by Educators 4 Fair Consideration, for more info visit E4FC.org Applicable at participating UC and CSU’s Guidelines for loans have not come out yet, but check back for details at e4fc.org 15

16 State your interest for a loan using the Cal Dream Application 16 Slide created by Educators 4 Fair Consideration, for more info visit E4FC.org

17 State your interest for a loan using the Cal Dream Application 17 Slide created by Educators 4 Fair Consideration, for more info visit E4FC.org Filling in the "yes" oval does not obligate you to a student loan. Check with your college campus to see what other financial aid programs they offer. A new law for the school year allows campuses of the University of California and California State University to offer student loans to AB 540 eligible students. If you are offered a loan, you will have to pay it back even if you do not complete your schooling. Check with your campus on the terms of any student loan.

18 Final Step in completing your CA Dream Act Application– Parent must sign it  One parent must sign your CA Dream Act Application  Without parent signature, your application will not be considered for financial aid programs  When applying for a PIN, will need student Dream Act ID from CA Dream Act Application or DACA SSN  Parent can apply for PIN if completing application with you, or can apply later from the application site using this button.www.caldreamact.org 18 Slide created by Educators 4 Fair Consideration, for more info visit E4FC.org

19 Steps after Applying 19 Slide created by Educators 4 Fair Consideration, for more info visit E4FC.org

20 Verification of Info on Application  About 20% of students who complete the CA Dream Act Application are chosen to have information on application verified  Verification is confidential  You will need to show proof of your income using an official IRS Tax Transcript  Undocumented persons can file taxes using an SSN or ITIN  Find FREE help to apply for an ITIN in order to submit taxes: for-You-by-Volunteers 20 Slide created by Educators 4 Fair Consideration, for more info visit E4FC.org

21 Find Scholarships Slide created by Educators 4 Fair Consideration, for more info visit E4FC.org Scholarship Listing: 21

22 22 Additional Ways to Pay for College  Individual Development Accounts (IDA)  Every $1 saved is matched by $2-$3  $1,000 saved = $4,000 total  Education, business or a house  Look for a supporting organization/bank in your community. Go to  Private/Community/Online Sponsorship  Eligibility to work for DACA Beneficiaries Slide created by Educators 4 Fair Consideration, for more info visit E4FC.org 22

23 23 Top 3 things to Remember Slide created by Educators 4 Fair Consideration, for more info visit E4FC.org  1- AB 540 students, including DACA beneficiaries, should file the California Dream Act Application, not the FAFSA  2- The deadline to file for Cal Grants and most state aid is March 2nd  3- After applying, make sure to create a webgrants4students.org account to track your Cal Grant application. 23

24 E4FC Resources  E4FC.org  Scholarship List  Student Guides  Legal Services  24


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