2019-2020 AB540 Dreamer Updates


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If you are an AB540 Dreamer student currently attending SBVC and are planning to transfer in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020, you may need to complete the Dream Act online application now for your transfer institution to be eligible for aid in the 2019-2020 award year. For more details, check with the college or university to which you are transferring.

(Read the most frequently-asked questions regarding the California Dream Act

For AB540 Dreamer students currently attending SBVC or who plan to attend starting Fall 2019, you will need to complete the online California Dream Act Application. For students trying to register for the Fall 2019 semester, you may need to pay for your classes and obtain a refund if you do not complete the online California Dream Act Application at least 2 weeks prior to registration. 

SBVC Dreamer students may complete the online 2019-2020 Dream Act application starting in October 2018 to receive Cal Grants and Chafee Grants beginning the Fall 2019 semester at CSU, UC, California Community Colleges, and private four year colleges/universities.

The Dream Act application process can be confusing for students, so please make sure you understand the important updates below: 

  • SBVC Dreamer students will use the 2019-2020 CA Dream Act Application to apply for a BOG or a 2019-2020 Cal Grant, starting in October 2018.

More information on the California Dream Act can be accessed at https://dream.csac.ca.gov/ and http://www.icanaffordcollege.com.

For additional information on how undocumented students can pay for college, visit the Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) website.