California Dream Act

California Dream Act

Get Help:  California Dream Act Application Labs

Click here for dates and times:  Financial Aid Application Labs

Step 1:  Determine if you are AB540 Eligible

Step 2:  Submit Dream Act Applications

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

Option 1: 

  • Complete a Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW) application on WebSMART
  • You must meet the 2013-2014 BOGFW Income Standards
  • If exceeds income standards, then please follow directions listed in Option 2

Option 2: 

Important:  2013-2014 Cal Grant Information

Note:  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

The California Dream Act of 2011 was passed into laws AB 130 and AB 131.  At Skyline College these laws allow AB 540 eligible students to apply for and receive several types of financial aid, including:

  • Board of Governors Fee Waivers
  • State financial aid like Cal Grants and Chafee Grants
  • Assistance from EOPS, CARE or CalWORKs - click here
  • Privately-funded scholarships

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

For more information:

Additional Resources for Undocumented Students

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


Please email:  Jocelyn Vila, Program Services Coordinator at


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