Dream Center

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                                                         The Dream Center at California State University, Chico strives to support our Chico community members who are undocumented or come from mixed-status families. The Center aims to serve our students, faculty, staff, and community members by providing financial aid resources, health and wellness assistance, and academic guidance. The Center also provides tools for advocacy and trainings on issues regarding immigration. These services are possible thanks to collaborating with various campus departments. Our mission is to empower students to ensure retention and success through equal access to education, guidance, and a sense of belonging.

The Center is committed to advocating for undocumented students and students with mixed status families to pursue the dream of higher education. The Center will continue to uphold Chico State’s values of diversity and inclusion by welcoming all.

Available Resources at the Center

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Contact Us

 Office Located: Meriam Library 162                                                            Office Hours:  Monday-Friday (9:00am-5:00pm)                                Telephone: (530) 898-5818                                                                          E-mail: Dreamcenter@csuchico.edu


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DACA Renewals Re-instated

 What we know now:

  • DACA renewals have been reinstated as of January 13,2018.
  • Only DACA renewals are being processed. No new DACA applications are being accepted.
  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has now updated their website and is accepting DACA renewal applications again. Follow this link for more information on renewing your DACA. USCIS.
  • LC4DACA.ORG is assisting with the $495 DACA application fee. Click the link for scholarship application assistance.

California Dream Act

  • The California Dream Act Application (CADAA) and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are unrelated and students who use the CADAA are still able to receive state financial aid.
  • Students to complete the CADAA. This application allows AB 540 eligible students to receive state financial aid while attending colleges in California.
  • Losing DACA status will not affect most state financial aid.
  • Dream Act students do not need to be DACA-certified.
  • CADAA is only used to determine eligibility for state financial aid.
  • The Commission will protect student information to the greatest extent of the law.
  • March 2, 2018 is the CADAA deadline.

California Dream Act Application 

California Dream Act Application Guidelines

Post-Election Resources for Dreamers

This list of resources will be updated as more information becomes available.

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)

Know Your Rights

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What Educators Can do to Support Undocumented Students

New guide from Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) provides concrete examples of actions educators can take to protect undocumented students.


Leaders Educating for the Advancement of Dreamers (L.E.A.D.) is a Chico State student organization whose goal is to provide awareness and support for undocumented students and allies.