Financial Aid - The California Dream Act
The California Dream Act allows eligible AB 540 students to apply for financial aid. For more information and for free, one-on-one assistance in beginning the application process, visit the California Community Colleges icanaffordcollege.com website, which is available in English, Spanish and traditional Chinese.
Note: The filling period for the Dream Act is between October and March 2nd annually. Students are encouraged to apply on time in order to receive the maximum financial aid such as Cal Grant A, B, or C and the California Promise Grant.
Senate Bill 68 (SB 68) passed in 2017. This public postsecondary education exemption from nonresident tuition was approved by the governor and filed with the Secretary of State on October 5, 2017. This legislation amended Education Code, section 68130.5, changing the criteria for students eligible for a nonresident tuition exemption, as previously defined in Assembly Bill 540 (2001). Senate Bill 68 expands the requirements of AB 540/ AB 2000 to include attendance at California Community Colleges and attainment of an associate's degree.
SB68 Factsheet l SB68 Quick Guide l In-State Tuition Overview
For on campus support please visit SAC's Financial Aid Office located in VL-105. You can reach the office of Financial Aid by clicking this link and select the live chat with Financial Aid red button.
Federal School Code: 001284
Phone: (714) 564-6242