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					    California
Dream Act of 2011
The California Dream Act Applies
to Students Who Are AB 540
* ou are an AB 540 eligible student if you…
Attended a CA high school for 3 or more years;
Graduated from a CA high school or attained the
 equivalent of graduation, such as passed the GED, or
 CA High School Proficiency Exam;
Registered or are currently enrolled at an accredited
 CA college or university; and
Filed an affidavit with your college or university stating
 that you have or intend to file an application to legalize
 your immigration status, if applicable.
First…..
An Overview of the California
Dream Act of 2011 which was
made law by the passage of 2
bills
 AB 130 Dream Act, Part I
 Signed into law on July 25, 2011
 Becomes effective January 1, 2012
Allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for &
 receive private scholarships administered by public
 colleges and universities, including
      scholarships funded through private donors,
      alumni contributions, or
      individual college departmental efforts
 AB 130 Dream Act, Part I
 For AB 540 Current High School
 Seniors:
NOW:
Check with your college or university financial aid or
 scholarship offices to find out about scholarships
 available for incoming college freshman for Fall 2012.
Spring and Fall 2012
Seek out scholarships given out at colleges and
 universities available beginning for the Fall 2013 term.
 AB 130 Dream Act, Part I
 For AB 540 Current College
 Students:
NOW:
Check with your college or university financial aid or
 scholarship offices to find out about scholarships
 available starting this term.
Summer & Fall 2012
Seek out scholarships given out at colleges and
 universities available for college students attending in
 Fall 2013.
AB 131 Dream Act, Part II
 Signed into law on October 8, 2011
 Becomes effective January 1, 2013
 Allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to
     Apply for & receive institutional grants like UC Grant, State
      University Grant, Educational Opportunity Program and
      Educational Opportunity Program & Services fee waivers
     Apply for & receive Board of Governors fee waivers at the
      California Community Colleges
     Apply for & receive state financial aid, including Cal Grants and
      Chafee Foster Youth Grants for use at eligible public and private
      institutions
AB 131 Dream Act – Part II
For Current AB 540 High School Seniors
NOW
 Keep your grades up so you can apply for a Cal Grant next
  January, as a college freshman.
Spring/Summer 2012
 For information about how and when to apply for
  institutional grants and fee waivers, AB 540 students
  contact their financial aid offices
Beginning January 2013
 Apply for a Cal Grant beginning January 1, 2013 for use
  beginning Fall of 2013.
 Dream applicants must meet all other Cal Grant
  requirements
AB 131 Dream Act – Part II
For Current AB 540 College Students
Now - Maintain your Satisfactory Academic Progress
Spring/Summer 2012
 For information about how and when to apply for
  institutional grants and fee waivers, AB 540 students
  contact their financial aid offices
Beginning January 2013
 Community college students planning to transfer to a
  qualifying 4-year institution in Fall of 2013 apply for a Cal
  Grant Transfer Entitlement
 College students enrolled in career technical programs
  apply for a Cal Grant C
Note: All other current AB 540 college students are not
      eligible for Dream Act Cal Grants
Next…..
A Look at Cal Grant Eligibility
Requirements
Types of Cal Grants for which Dream
Act Students May Now Qualify
Cal Grant A                  Cal Grant B
• High School Entitlement    • High School Entitlement
• CCC Transfer Entitlement   • CCC Transfer Entitlement




                     Cal Grant C
General Cal Grant Eligibility
Requirements
   Be a California resident,    Not be in default on a
    or AB 540 student               Federal student loan
   Be a U.S. citizen,             Not have earned a BA/BS
    eligible non-citizen, or        degree
    AB 540 student                 Maintain Satisfactory
   Meet Selective Service          Academic Progress
    requirements                   Not be incarcerated
   Attend an eligible             Be enrolled at least half-time
    California School
Cal Grant A
 Low to middle income students (Average family income of
  new Cal Grant A recipients is $44,100)
 Associate and Bachelor degree programs only
 Can be used for tuition and fees only
 Maximum annual award amounts:
    CCC - Not paid, but held in reserve until transfer to 4 year

    CSU - up to $5,472

    UC - up to $12,192

    Independent, private for-profit - up to $9,708

    (Current policy provides that Cal Grant awards are
     increased to meet fee increases at the public universities)
    High school GPA: minimum 3.0 (if transferring from a
     community college, minimum GPA is 2.4)
Cal Grant B
     Very low income students (Average family income of new Cal
      Grant B recipients is $17,200)
     AA, BA and Certificate programs of at least 1 year
     Can be used for any school expenses including tuition and
      fees*
          All students at all schools get a $1,551 “Access” payment each
           academic year
          Students beyond their first year also get a tuition benefit equal
           to the Cal Grant A tuition and fee amount if attending a school
           other than a community college
          High school GPA: minimum 2.0 (if transferring from a
           community college, minimum GPA is 2.4)
*first time freshmen are not eligible for tuition & fee component of award
Cal Grant C
   Low income students (Average family income of new Cal Grant
    C recipients is $18,700)
   Can be used for tuition & fees and books & supplies
   AA and certificate career technical programs only
   Maximum annual award amounts
      Tuition and Fees - $2,592

            At private vocational schools
        Books and Supplies - $576
            At private vocational schools and
            Community colleges
   Scored based on occupational factors and educational
    history
   Only 7,761 awards per year
The Applications
 CA Dream Application (establishes financial need)
      CA Dream Application submitted online at the Student Aid Commission’s
       website: caldreamact.org (starting Jan 1, 2013)
 GPA Verification (establishes merit)
      Submitted by school to CA Student Aid Commission electronically
       or
      Submitted by student via mail (Cal Grant Verification Form to be
       available through the Dream Application)
 Transfer Entitlement Verification Form
      CA Student Aid Commission will send this form to all students who
       meet Transfer Entitlement requirements
 Cal Grant C Supplemental Form
      CA Student Aid Commission will send this to all students who meet
       Cal Grant C requirements
For more information about the
Cal Grant and Dream Act, please
              visit
         www.caldreamact.org

				
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