Financial Aid and Scholarships

CA Dream Act

Before the Dream Act was passed, undocumented students were not eligible for federal, state, or university-funded financial aid. Under this law, undocumented students who qualify under Assembly Bill (AB) 540 criteria may now be eligible for certain types of financial aid. The California Dream Act Application is used to determine a student's eligibility for need-based financial aid.

Before the Dream Act was passed, undocumented students were not eligible for federal, state, or university-funded financial aid. Under this law, undocumented students who qualify under Assembly Bill (AB) 540 criteria may now be eligible for certain types of financial aid. The California Dream Act Application is used to determine a student's eligibility for need-based financial aid.

You are an AB 540 student, and exempt from paying non-resident enrollment fees if you meet all of the certain criteria. For more information on what it takes to qualify please visit the CSAC website.

  • Your CA Dream Act application will be processed by the California Student Aid Commission and sent to each college you listed on your application (Processing occurs continuously for new applicants throughout the academic year)
  • The Financial Aid Office will download your application information and manually match that application with your Cabrillo College Admissions Application record
  • The Financial Aid Office will determine if you are eligible for a California College Promise Grant, Cal Grant, or SSCG.
  • Create a Web Grants for Students Account to monitor your Cal Grant Award

  • Complete the California Nonresident Tuition Exemption eform and submit online to the Admissions and Records Office immediately after you graduate from high school.

    • Login to eforms using your college ID and Financial Aid Self Service password. In the Forms section complete and submit the following form. AR - California Nonresident Tuition Exemption. If you have any questions about this form, call or emailAngelica Gomez-Patino at angomez@cabrillo.edu or (831) 479-6208.

  • Submit requested financial aid forms to the Financial Aid Office

For assistance please contact us at financial.aid@cabrillo.edu or (831) 479-6548

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financial.aid@cabrillo.edu
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