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Paying For College Educator Conference 2012
Topic Overviews: Financial Aid (AB130 and AB131) Supporting students in searching for scholarships Supporting students with the scholarship application process Grassroots fundraising
Financial Aid AB540 AB130 and AB 131
AB540 AB540 was a bill passed in California in 2001 Allows undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public universities Requirements Have attended a California high school for 3 or more full academic years Must graduate from a California High School or attain an equivalent (GED) Must file an affidavit, which states that you will apply for legalization as soon as the student eligible
AB 130 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
AB 130 Continued For Current AB 540 High School Seniors: NOW: They should check with the college or university financial aid or scholarship offices to find out about scholarships available for incoming freshmen for Fall 2012 Fall 2012: They should seek out scholarships given out at colleges and universities beginning in the Fall 2013 Term
AB 130 Continued For Current AB 540 College Students: NOW: Check with your college or university financial aid or scholarship offices to find out about scholarships available starting this term Fall 2012: Seek out scholarships given out at your college or university for use in the Fall 2013 Term
AB 131 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 Educational Opportunity Program & 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
AB 131 Continued For Current AB 540 High School Seniors: NOW: Keep your grades up, so you can apply for a Cal Grant next January as a college freshman Spring/Summer 2012: For information about how and when to apply for institutional grants and fee waivers at colleges and universities, contact their campus financial aid offices January-March 2013: Apply for a Cal Grant for use beginning Fall of 2013
AB 131 Continued For Current AB 540 College Students: NOW: Maintain your Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Spring/Summer 2012: For information about how and when to apply for institutional grants and fee waivers for terms in 2013, visit your campus financial aid office January-March 2013: Community college students planning to transfer to a qualifying 4-year institution, apply for a Cal Grant College students enrolled or planning to enroll in a career technical program, apply for a Cal Grant
Supporting students in searching for scholarships
Supporting students with the scholarship application process
For more information about the Dream Act and Cal Grant, please contact Student Support Services at the California Student Aid Commission 1-888-224-7268 Or visit www.caldreamact.orgwww.caldreamact.org
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