2016-2017 California Dream Act: Open to undocumented students

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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:

253_the-california-dream-act-a-guide-for-undocumented-students-csac_1_The California Dream Act guide by Educators for Fair Consideration

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.”

Steps to apply for the California Dream Act by Educators for Fair Consideration 253_CalDream_FlowChart

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 ConsiderationTo 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 CommissionIn 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.

Don’t forget to visit our website http://www.MyUndocumentedLife.org from your computer (not just mobile phone) so you can have access to the wide range of resources we provide. Be sure to subscribe (it’s free) for up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants.


At My Undocumented Life blog we provide up-to-date information and resources to undocumented immigrants. We post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA, news on immigration policies, and much more. Most importantly, we want to provide a sense of community to our diverse group of readers.



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