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California Dream Act

You can afford college and we will show you how.

As of February 2017, Skyline College opened it DREAM CENTER. Students and community members can get assistance regarding immigration issues, admissions, DACA, the California Dream Act and more. The Financial Aid Office is also happy to announce its partnership with the Skyline College DREAM CENTER to host financial aid workshops, labs and information sessions.

The Financial Aid Office is committed to helping all students apply for financial aid. Check our Events Calendar for dates and times of Financial Aid Application Labs.

Who is an AB540 Student?

  • Attended a California high school for at least three years;
  • Graduated from a California high school or
  • Received a GED or passed the California High School Proficiency Exam;
  • Are registered or enrolled at a California community college and
  • If required, complete an affidavit saying you have filed (or will file when you are eligible to do so) for legal immigration status

California Dream Act Information

The California Dream Act of 2011 was passed into laws AB130 and AB131. At Skyline College, these laws allow AB540 eligible students to apply for and receive several types of financial aid, including:

Information Videos

How to Apply for the California Dream Act

Step 1: Determine if you are AB540 Eligible

Step 2: Submit a Dream Act Application

Once you have been determined AB540 eligible, please complete either Option 1 or 2:

Cal Grant Information

Additional Resources

For information on how to support undocumented students in their pursuit of college, career and citizenship, please visit Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) at

Are you concerned about immigration issues? The Dream Center can help you with issues like AB540 admissions, DACA, the California Dream Act and more. We are here to answer questions and provide support in a welcoming and safe space.  Please visit our webpage for office hours and contact information at:


Any Questions? We are here to help!

If you have already submitted a CA Dream Act Application and have questions, please contact:
California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) at: or 888-224-7268

You may also contact Claudia Acevedo, Cal Grant Specialist at or 650-738-7011