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DREAM Center

Are You an Undocumented Student?

The Dream Center is a “one-stop shop” in a safe, caring place for undocumented students, allies, and community members at Skyline College. Students will receive personalized support as they begin their college journey.

Dream Center staff are here to create a welcoming experience while students navigate matters related to AB540 admissions, DACA, the California Dream Act, EOPS (Extended Opportunities Programs & Services), the BOG (Board of Governors) Fee Waiver, referrals to Assessment & Counseling, and the essentials of full matriculation at Skyline College.

Hours and Contact Info

Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Email Us: skylinedreamcenter@smccd.edu

Call Us: (650) 738-4220

Building 1, Rm. 1-219

The California Dream Act (AB540):

Students who meet AB540 criteria can apply for and receive non-state funded scholarships for public colleges and universities. AB540 also allows students to apply for and receive state-funded institutional grants and waivers like the BOGW, EOPS, Cal Grants and the Chafee grant.

AB540 Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must have attended a California high school for 3 or more years;
  • Students must have graduated or attained the equivalent of a High School diploma;
  • Students must be registered or currently enrolled at Skyline College;
  • Students must file an affidavit with Skyline College stating that they will apply for legal residency as soon as possible;
  • Students may not be non-immigrants holding a valid lettered non-immigrant visa with the exception of "T" and "U" visa holders;
  • Students must file an AB540 affidavit with Skyline College (California Non-resident Tuition Exemption Request Form).

Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA):

DACA refers to an Executive Order that President Obama enacted in 2012, granting certain undocumented youth who came to the U.S. as children, a type of temporary permission to stay, e.g. deferred action.