Paying for College

DREAM Act
  • The CA DREAM Act Application (CADAA) is a free application that allows eligible students interested in attending CA Colleges, Universities and Career Education programs to apply for state based financial aid. This application is unrelated to the federal DACA program.
  • Opens October 1st
  • Priority deadline is March 2nd

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Documents needed to file:

Dependent Student

Independent Student

Under the age of 24 or unmarried or no children or not an emancipated minor

Over the age of 24 or married or has children or an emancipated minor or a ward of the court or an orphan or veteran or active duty or in a graduate program

Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) or Social Security Number for you

Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) or Social Security Number for you

Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) or Social Security Number for each parent listed

Previous year's tax information for student (if married, spouse information)and any non-reported financial information

Previous year's tax information for student and parent(s) and any non-reported financial information

If married, divorced, or separated: Month and year of marriage, divorce, separation

Name as it appears on your transcripts and legal documents

Name as it appears on your transcripts or legal documents

If Parent(s) are married, divorced, or separated: Month and Year of marriage, divorce, or separation

 

Parent(s) will need to create a PIN (Personal Identification Number) which will be unique to each student

 

 

After submitting CA DREAM Act Application
  • Verify School submitted your GPA to the California Student Aid Commission (mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov)
    • If they did not, complete the Non-SSN verification form (found on csac.ca.gov) and take to your school for them to fill out.
    • Mail that document to the CA Student Aid Commission and obtain verification from the US Post Office
  • Allow 2-3 weeks for the Financial Aid office to process your information and follow up through your student portal or calling them directly
 
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