The California Dream Act of 2011 allows students who meet AB540 criteria to apply for and receive certain state and institutional financial assistance programs.
To be eligible, a student must meet all of the following requirements:
AB130 allows students who qualify under AB540 to apply for non-state funded scholarships. This law took effect on January 1, 2012. For more information on scholarships available to students visit the Scholarships web site.
AB 131 allows student who qualify under the AB540 to apply for and receive state-funded financial aid such as institutional grants, community college fee waivers, Cal Grant, and Chafee Grant. This law took effect on January 1, 2013.
For 2016-17, eligible Dream Application filers may receive up to $4000 annually in California Dream Loan. Students enrolled at a California State University, like East Bay, or at a University of California may be eligible for these loans. The 2016-17 Dream Loan interest rate through June 30, 2017. is 3.76%. The California Dream Loan was designed specifically for California Dream students who are currently ineligible to borrow Federal Student Loans.
To apply for the programs available under AB131 you will use the Dream Application. The Dream Application will collect basic personal and income information to determine student eligibility for funding under AB131.
Students will need to complete the Dream Application every year to determine continuing eligibility for state and institutional aid. Students should complete and submit to Cal State East Bay the AB540 Affidavit (California Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Request form) in order to begin a review of your eligibility.
For more information about AB540, visit then AB540 Program web site.