The California Dream Act Application allows AB540 students enrolled in eligible California Colleges, Universities and Career Technical Education Programs to apply for state financial aid. Many California colleges and universities require a completed CA Dream Act application to be eligible for additional institutional aid. This application is unrelated to the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Learn more: dream.csac.ca.gov
Students will need:
We strongly recommend students complete the application as early as possible before March 2. All financial data submitted are subject to verification.
Students who wish to apply for the 10,000 Degrees Undergraduate Scholarship must first fill out the FAFSA OR California DREAM ACT application. Eligible students must file the free application for federal student aid (fafsa) before completing the 10,000 Degrees application.
Visit dream.csac.ca.gov to create your CA Dream Act account.
If you have a SSN through DACA, TPS, or U-Visa you file CA Dream Act. If you have a SSN through Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residence you file FAFSA.
You can review your AB540 eligibility here.
Visit dream.csac.ca.gov to apply.
Male students are required to register with the Selective Service regardless of immigration status in order to receive financial aid.
Download the form here.
Students must print, fill out, and mail the completed form to:
Selective Service System
P.O. Box 94739
Palatine, IL 60094-4739
Program Director, North Bay
Email: astern (at) 10000degrees.org
Director, Strategic Growth & School Partnerships
Email: cgonzales (at) 10000degrees.org
Program Director, College Success & Fellowship
Email: sbondurant (at) 10000degrees.org
Director, Community College Success
Email: trequenes (at) 10000degrees.org