Undocumented students who meet AB 540 requirements will need to submit the CA Dream Act Application by the March 2 Cal Grant Deadline to be eligible for the most opportunities. Students attending California Community Colleges can submit a CA Dream Act Application through September 2 of each year to be considered for a community college Cal Grant award. After a student completes the CA Dream Act Application they must respond to requests for additional information including but not limited to the AB 540 affidavit from the student’s school of attendance. The CA Dream Act Application is used to apply for state financial aid, like Cal Grant and the Middle Class Scholarship as well as institutional aid from colleges like the Blue and Gold Scholarship or the State University Grant (SUG).
Students should create a WG4S account to monitor and manage their state awarded financial aid.
After a student’s FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application is processed, they will receive an email from CSAC letting them know it’s time to create their WebGrants 4 Students account. WebGrants 4 Students (WG4S) will let students check the status of their state grants, and take necessary steps to secure their aid. It’s important to note that a student’s WG4S account does not replace their school or FAFSA accounts and they may need more than one account to successfully apply for financial aid.
Stay up-to-date on deadlines and requirements by reading all correspondence from CSAC, FAFSA and your school of attendance.
The California Department of Education (CDE) and CSAC want to assure undocumented students and their families that it is safe to apply for the CA Dream Act (CADAA.)
For assistance in completing the CA Dream Act application, visit the Dream Center (Building 1000, Room 1018, Office 1018A) or contact Miguel Pimentel, Dream Center Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, (925) 424- 1052.
Dream Center Coordinator
Phone: (925) 424-1052
Fall 2023 Dream Center Hours
Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
*Friday 9:00am- 5:00pm (working remotely)
- Scholarships information and research
- Scheduling free legal immigration appointments
- AB 540 & other expansions of AB 540 questions
- CA Dream Act Application support