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Paying for College

Based on recent California legislation, Assembly Bill 130 and 131, undocumented AB 540 students may now apply for state grants and scholarships. This legislation is referred to as the California Dream Act. To be considered for State University Grants and Cal Grants, applicants must complete California Dream Application. AB540 students are also encouraged to apply for scholarships.  For more information, please see Information for AB 540 Students on the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office website. 

To ensure AB 540 students apply for all financial aid possible, the following steps should be followed:

  1. Complete the California Dream Application directly on the California Student Aid Commission website between January 1st and March 2nd of each year to apply for financial aid for the upcoming Fall semester. Deadlines are strictly enforced. You must complete the California Dream Application by the March 2nd deadline for priority consideration.
  2. Submit a Cal Grant GPA Verification Form if necessary.  For more information, please see the Cal Grant GPA Requirement section of the California Student Aid Commission website.
  3. Explore all possibilities for scholarship opportunities.  For more information, please see AB540 Scholarship Opportunities on the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office website.