Dream Center

CA Dream Act


The California Dream Act is the name given to Assembly Bills 130 & 131, which allow some undocumented students to apply for and receive state-based financial aid and institutional scholarships. Including but not limited to:

  • State Grant
  • Board of Governors Fee Waver
  • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
  • Authorizes AB 540 students to apply for UC, CSU, and CCC administered scholarships

Application and Guidelines

Important Notice

  • 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.