The California Dream Act, authored by Assembly Member Gil Cedillo (Los Angeles), became law through the passage of two Assembly Bills, AB 130 and AB 131.
AB 130 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria (California Education Code 68130.5(a)) to apply for and receive non-state funded scholarships for public colleges and universities.
AB 131 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive state-funded financial aid such as institutional grants, community college fee waivers, Cal Grant and Chafee Grant.
For more information about the types of financial aid Dream Act students can access, please see our Overview Dream Act Presentation(s) English and in Español or Information.
The application for the CA Dream Act along with informative materials on how to fill out the form can be found at: http://www.csac.ca.gov/dream_act.asp