California Dream Act
The California Dream of 2011 was passed into laws AB130 and AB131. These laws allow AB540 eligible students to apply for and receive several types of State Financial Aid Programs, including:
- Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW)
- Cal Grants
- Chafee Grants
- 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.
How to Apply for the California Dream Act
STEP1: Determine if you are AB540 Eligible
- You must complete a California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request Form
- Submit the form to the Admissions and Records Office to determine if you are AB540 eligible.
STEP 2: Submit a Dream Act Application
- Complete and submit a California Dream Act Online Application
- If eligible, the BOGW will be posted to your WEB4 student portal
account automatically within 2 weeks of submitting your
- If you are selected for verification, you will receive an email to your assigned CCSF Gmail account with further information