California Dream Act
The California Dream Act is the name for two Assembly Bills (AB 130 and AB 131) that were passed into law in 2011. These Assembly Bills allow AB 540/AB 2000 students to apply for and receive state based financial aid and institutional scholarships. AB 130 became effective in January 2012, while AB 131 became effective in January 2013
AB 130: Allows eligible AB 540/AB 2000/SB 68 students to apply for & receive privately-funded scholarships at California public colleges and universities
AB 131: Allows eligible AB 540/AB 2000/SB 68 students to apply for and receive several types of state financial aid programs, such as the California College Promise Grant (CCPG, formerly known as the Board of Governors’ Fee Waiver - BOGW) and Cal Grant, at California public colleges and universities
The CA Dream Act Application under AB 131 is available to undocumented students (including DACA recipients), U-Visa holders, and TPS individuals. U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, T-Visa holders, and eligible Non-Citizens must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).