The California Dream Act extends eligibility certain types of UC and California financial aid to students, including undocumented students, who qualify for a nonresident tuition exemption under AB 540.
Undocumented students with AB 540 status qualify for many forms of financial aid, including exemption from nonresident tuition. This means you’ll be eligible for in-state tuition and fees, scholarships, and private scholarships.
Students that qualify for AB 540 can apply for state financial aid through the California Dream Act (Apply by March 2nd!) It is NOT an application for Federal financial aid.
Financial Aid/Scholarship & Transfer Institution Resources
E4FC scholarship resources for undocumented students
California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) website to apply for the CA Dream Act Application for financial aid
TheDream.US website to learn more about scholarship opportunities for local Bay Area students
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website for detailed information about DACA
Some undocumented students qualify for a nonresident tuition exemption under AB 540 and for some forms of financial aid under the California Dream Act.
Here's how to apply:
AB540 Eligibility Requirements:
DACA entitles students to be employed legally, making it easier for students to find jobs and help with educational costs.