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 to apply for and receive Cal Grants and Board of Governor's Fee Waivers at community colleges as well as institutional aid at California colleges and universities.

For comprehensive information about the California DREAM Act, including access to the application materials, important dates, and instructions, please visit http://www.csac.ca.gov/dream_act.asp

Important Resources:
Cypress College DREAM Act Overview 

Cypress College Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented Students
This comprehensive resource guide assists undocumented and AB540 students with identifying resources to help with their educational expesnses while at Cypress College and beyond.

Frequently Asked DREAM Act Questions

U.S. Department of Education Resource Guide
Released in October 2015, this guide provides scholarship information as of 2015 (see p. 56, 57, 58 . . .) and also discloses information about other states including resources available to AB540 students.

California DREAM Act Timeline

Jan 1- Mar 2
DREAM Act application becomes available for DREAM Act Cal Grants. All DREAM Act eligible Cal Grant students would receive their awards starting with the Fall/Spring academic year. It is critical that DREAM Act eligible students complete the California DREAM application by March 2 to maximize their eligibility for financial aid at California institutions.

Important Links
This handout explains the criteria used for the California nonresident tuition exemption. The application is on page 2.
Are you planning on becoming a U.S. citizen? The Federal Student Aid website contains resources and information about programs that are available to eligible students.
Financial Aid Applications Process

Cypress Quote

There is always someone available in financial aid to answer any questions that I may have pertaining to student loans.
-Anna Scott

Contact Information

Cypress College Complex,
1st Floor

Office Hours:

Mon - Thur: 8a.m. - 6p.m. Fri: 8a.m. - noon 

Summer Office Hours:
Mon - Thur: 8a.m. - 6p.m.

Phone: 714-484-7114

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