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California Dream Act Information

The California Dream Act of 2011 became law through the passage of two Assembly Bills, AB 130 and AB 131.  The first allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive non-state funded scholarships for public colleges and universities. The second allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive state-funded financial aid such as institutional grants, community college fee waivers, Cal Grant and Chafee Grant.

Follow these steps to apply:

Verify that you are eligibile for the Dream Act by reviewing the AB 540 Requirements

Complete the California Dream Act Information and Application


for Board of Governors Fee Waiver ONLY, please complete the 2015/2016 Board of Governors Fee Waiver

The National Immigration Law Center has provided a convenient chart showing eligibility for in-state tuition, fee waivers, financial aid, and scholarships in California

Pasadena City College's AB540 Financial Aid Brochure



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