By CAROLINA VALDIVIA
Under the California Dream Act (AB 130 and 131), eligible undocumented students can apply for and receive state financial aid and institutional scholarships. The following are key resources to help you learn about, and apply, for the CA Dream Act:
In this guide, you will learn about the eligibility requirements to qualify for the California Dream Act. You will also learn more about the CA Dream Act application and process, including the type of information you and your parents need to submit. This guide also offers quick tips, including the following: “Don’t confuse the California Dream Act with the Federal DREAM Act, which would create a pathway to citizenship and is not yet law.”
This flowchart is really helpful as you navigate the application process. It walks you through the four phases and all the steps necessary to successfully apply for state financial aid. The first recommended step is the following: “Student enters or creates a user name and password at http://www.caldreamact.org WRITE THEM DOWN and SAVE this information!”
California Dream Act checklist by Educators for Fair Consideration: To make sure your application is complete, don’t forget to check out this checklist.
California Dream Act Frequently Asked Questions by the California Student Aid Commission: In this FAQ page, you can find additional information about the application process and the type of information you will need to submit.
For more information, and to apply, please visit the official website: California Dream Act
The 2016-17 California Dream Act Application is due by Monday, March 2, 2016.
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