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CA Dream Act - AB 131

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I don't know how many of you know about it (for those in California) but AB 131(which is part of the CA Dream Act) will become effective on January 1, 2013, very soon! so here is some info about it.

The California Dream Act of 2011 is the result of two bills, Assembly Bill 130
(AB 130)
and Assembly Bill 131
(AB 131)
. Together, these bills allow undocumented and documented students who meet certain provisions of AB 540 law to apply for and receive private scholarships funneled through public universities
(AB 130)
, state-administered financial aid, University grants, and community college fee waivers
(AB 131).

AB 131 :

  • Signed into law on October 8, 2011.
  • Becomes effective on January 1, 2013.
  • Apply for and receive institutional grants like the UC "University Grant", the CSU "State University Grant", the CSU Extended Opportunity Program (EOP) or the California Community College Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS).

  • Apply and receive California Community Colleges Board of Governor's fee waiver ( BOG fee waiver) .
  • If you are attending a California Community College and plan to transfer to a 4-year institution in the fall of 2013 or later, you may qualify for a Community College Transfer Entitlement Cal Grant also known as the CCC Transfer Entitlement Cal B (Apply JAN - MAR 2013) .
  • If you are enrolled or expect to enroll in a career technical program at your college, you may qualify for a Cal Grant C ( Apply JAN-MAR 2013).

Dream Act students without legal immigration status will be required to fill out the CA Student Aid Commission's own Dream Application in lieu (stead) of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Like any other dependent Cal Grant applicants, Dream Act students will be required to submit parental income and asset information. The demographic information students will provide on the Cal Dream Application is largely the same as the information that students have already supplied to their high schools and colleges.
  • There are no checks and matches between the Cal Dream App and any federal databases.
  • Dream Act students' and their parents' information is protected by the same privacy and information security laws and safeguard as all other Cal Grants applicants.

California Dream Application website: www.CalDreamAct.org

I also attached more info on AB 130 & AB 131

CA Dream Act (AB130 & AB131) FAQ's.pdf

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Whoa that's pretty cool. So Im guessing there is not one for Texas....

I'm not sure, I know some states passed their own version of the Dream Act, but not sure about Texas :/

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wow thats gud...great am in cali... :) thxz for the info

you're welcome :) and try to go to the financial aid office at your school and tell them your situation and they should be able to give you more information about it and the types of grants/aid you qualify for

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if you are in college or planning to enroll in college I believe you can still apply, but just to make sure you should go to a financial aid office and ask :) and don't forget to ask what type of cal grants you qualify for because there are different types of cal grants.

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