The California Dream Act of 2011 was passed into laws AB 130 and AB 131. At Diablo Valley College these laws allows AB-540 eligible students to apply for and receive several types of financial aid, including:
For more information:
Once you have been determined AB540-eligible, please complete and submit the following applications:
The Dream Application will collect basic personal and income information to determine student eligibility for funding under AB131.
Once you have applied, the Financial Aid Office will receive your application information and will notify you by email regarding the status of your application. Students may be selected for institutional verification of their application data. This will require the student to submit verification documents.
Students will need to complete the Dream Application every year to determine eligibility for state and institutional aid.
Note: If you have already submitted a CA Dream Act Application and have questions, please contact:
California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-224-7268
California DREAM Act
The California DREAM Act of 2011 consists of two bills, Assembly Bill 130 (AB130), signed into law by Governor Brown on June 25, 2011; and Assembly Bill 131 (AB131), signed into law by Governor Brown on October 8, 2011.
AB130 goes into effect on January 1, 2012. It gives California public colleges and universities the opportunity to allow undocumented students who qualify for AB540 criteria to apply and compete for scholarship awards. These include scholarships funded through private donors, alumni contributions, or individual departmental efforts.
AB 131 allows for students who qualify under the AB540 criteria to apply for and receive state-funded financial aid such as institutional grants, Cal Grant, and Chafee Grant. This law takes effect on January 1, 2013. Funding is subject to availability.