AB 540 Dream Act CA license plate color If you are an AB540 Dreamer student currently attending SBVC and are planning to transfer in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023, you may need to complete the Dream Act online application now for your transfer institution to be eligible for aid in the 2022-2023 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 2022, you will need to complete the online California Dream Act Application. For students trying to register for the Fall 2022 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 2022-2023 Dream Act application starting in October 2021 to receive Cal Grants and Chafee Grants beginning the Fall 2022 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 2022-2023 CA Dream Act Application to apply for a CCPG or a 2022-2023 Cal Grant, starting in October 2021.
  • SBVC Dreamer students will use the 2023-2024 CA Dream Act Application to apply for a CCPG or a 2023-2024 Cal Grant, starting in October 2022.
  • The current Dream Act Application will be used to award financial aid at SBVC for the school year.

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

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

In addition to applying for the California Dream Act Application, AB540 Dreamer students are eligible to apply for scholarships!

Apply for SBVC Foundation Scholarships from October 1- January 31 each year!

Approximately 1 out of 2 students who successfully complete the SBVC Foundation Scholarship application process receive a scholarship!

Click to learn about SBVC Foundation Scholarships

Additional Resources

Dreamers Resource Center- Receive academic counseling, advising and referrals from the Dreamers Resource Center

Outside Scholarships- Browse our directory of outside scholarships