Undocumented students without a Social Security Number (SSN) should apply for financial aid using the California Dream Application.
Individuals who came to the United States as children and meet the Federal guidelines below may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) for a period of two years, subject to renewal for a period of two years, and may be eligible for employment authorization.
Students without out lawful immigration status and students with U-Visa or DACA status should apply for financial aid using the California Dream Application. Please note that having DACA does not guarantee financial aid. You must also qualify for the AB 540 nonresident tuition exemption.
T-Visa Holders should apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Should apply for financial aid using the California Dream Application
AB 540 for Citizens/Permanent Residents:
Yes, if you are a U.S Citizen/Permanent Resident and meet the eligibility criteria to apply for a Non-Resident Tuition Exemption (AB 540), please follow these steps to assure that your enrollment process goes smoothly.
Additional Important Information: