Dream Act

The California DREAM Act of 2011 is the result of two bills, Assembly Bill 130 (AB 130) and Assembly Bill 131 (AB 131). Together, these bills allow undocumented and documented students who meet certain provisions of AB 540 to apply for and receive Cal Grants and Board of Governor’s Fee Waivers at community colleges as well as institutional aid at California colleges and universities.

For comprehensive information about the California DREAM Act, including access to the application materials, important dates, and instructions, please visit here.

Important Resources:
DREAM Act Overview

Cypress College Financial Aid Guide for AB 540 Students

DACA Information and Resources 


California DREAM Act Timeline

October 1, 2021- March 2, 2022
2022-2023 DREAM Act application becomes available for DREAM Act Cal Grants. All DREAM Act eligible Cal Grant students would receive their awards starting with the Fall/Spring academic year. It is critical that DREAM Act eligible students complete the California DREAM application by March 2 to maximize their eligibility for financial aid at California institutions.

To apply, click HERE.


DREAM Act students can apply for California College Promise Grant formerly known as Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver, for more information, click HERE.


Important Links
California Dream Act/AB 540/DACA Information for UC’s

California Dream Act & AB540 Information for CSU’s

Federal Student Aid
Are you planning on becoming a U.S. citizen? The Federal Student Aid website contains resources and information about programs that are available to eligible students.