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 out our workshop schedule for dates and times of Financial Aid Application Labs. For further information regarding financial aid for undocumented students please visit the following page provided for you in English or Spanish .
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:
- California College Promise Grant formally known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver
- Cal Grants
- Assistance from EOPS, CARE or CalWORKs
- Privately-funded Scholarships
- New Laws for DREAMers in California
Who is an AB540 Student?
- 3 or more years of attendance in California Elementary or Secondary school or combination there of.
- 3 or more years at a California high school.
3 or more at a California Adult School with a
minimum of 420 hours of attendance
per school year
- A combination of these schools with a total of 3 or more years of attendance.
- 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
How to apply for financial aid for undocumented students
Step 1: Determine if you are AB540 Eligible
- You must complete a California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request Form .
- Submit this form to the Admissions & Records Office to determine if you are AB 540 eligible.
Step 2: Submit a Dream Act Application
Once you have been determined AB540 eligible, please complete the California Dream Application between October 1st and March 2nd of each academic year.
If you have missed this deadline please complete a California Dream Application to be considered for the California College Promise Grant, formally known as the Board of Governors Fee Wavie
Cal Grant Information
- Must submit a California Dream Act Online Application by March 2nd
- High School Seniors: Submit a NON-SSN Cal Grant GPA Verification Form
- For continuing Skyline College students, your GPA is electronically sent to California Student Aid Commission (CSAC)
- Cal Grant Quick Fact Sheet
- California Dream Act FAQs
- Dream Act Financial Aid Programs
For information on how to support undocumented students in their pursuit of college,
career and citizenship, please visit Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC).
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 DREAM Center webpage for office hours and contact information.
Any Questions? We are here to help!
If you have already submitted a CA Dream Act Application and have questions, please
California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) at: email@example.com or 888-224-7268
You may also contact Claudia Acevedo, Cal Grant Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-738-7011