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Dreamers Welcome Here!

 
Dreamer Student Resources
 
Undocumented Student Support - Office of Diversity and Inclusion    DACA | UC Davis
 
 
Dreamer Event Announcements:
 
  • AGHS Dreamer/DACA Student Forum:           

    Wednesday October 28th,2020 @2:00 PM via Google Meet

    Dreamer/DACA Undocumented Students please come and learn about educational opportunities available to you after high school! Grades 9-12 are welcome. If you are interested email Mrs. Uribe for the meeting link at adriana.uribe-colima@lmusd.org
Guest Speakers:
Gladdys Uribe Immigration Attorney
Estela Vasquez Cuesta Mariposa Center Coordinator
Joanna Barrera Importa Non-Profit Immigration Services
Liz Mendoza AHC Cal-SOAP Financial Aid Assistance
 
  • California Dream Act Financial Aid Application Opens October 1, 2020
 
  • Virtual Cash for College Workshop 11/5/20 Time:4-7pm
 
  • The Hispanic Heritage Foundation's (HHF) 2020 Youth Awards Scholarship Deadline: Dec.6 Look at the requirements below.
    • Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2021

    • Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale

    • Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2021-2022

    • Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)

    • If selected, attendance to regional awards ceremony is mandatory (virtual event)

    • Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA

    • Click the following to apply: Hispanic Heritage Awards Scholarship  

 
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Financial Aid Application for Dreamers/DACA/AB 540 Students
 
 
CA Dream Act
 
Attention Senior Dreamers: Financial Aid Available
 
Deadline: March 2, 2021
 
 

Step 1: Apply and Complete the CA Dream Act Application by March 2nd.

Step 2: File your GPA- File a certified grade point average (GPA) with the CA Student Aid Commission no later than March 2nd.

Step 3: Go through the Financial Aid Checklist
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CA Dream Act Forms:
 
ONE-STOP SHOP for Information on Assistance for Dreamers
 
Important Message to Dreamers 
 
 
 
Dreamers: AB 540 Students
 

Definition

“AB 540 exempts students (including undocumented students) who meet eligibility requirements from out-of-state tuition fees. 

In 2017, AB 540 was expanded through SB68 to include adult schools and CA Community Colleges (non-credit and credit classes) attendance and other graduation or degree requirements.”

Eligibility

“Students must meet the requirements for Part One & Part Two
PART ONE: Time and Coursework Requirements (either A or B):

  1. Attendance for three full-time years or the equivalent at any combination of the following:
    1. California high school
    2. California adult school
    3. California community college (both credit and non-credit courses)
      ***Two years maximum for credit courses can apply toward requirement***

OR

  1. Three years of California high school credits, along with three years of total attendance at a California elementary school, California secondary school, or any combination of the three. 

AND

PART TWO: Degree or Unit Requirements (completion of any of the following):

  1. Graduation from a California high school or the equivalent (GED, HiSET, TASC, CHSPE)
  2. Attainment of an Associate degree from a California Community College
  3. Fulfillment of the minimum transfer requirements from a California Community College to a UC or CSU campus”

Benefits

“Qualifying for AB 540/SB 68 provides students with the ability to pay resident fees and apply for the state-based financial aid through the CA Dream Act, if eligible. AB 540/SB 68 also allows eligible students to 1) participate in EOP&S and EOP at the CCC, CSU & UC and 2) receive the admissions application fee waiver at the CSU & UC.”

Process

“Submitting the Affidavit - Students must also complete and submit the California Nonresident Tuition Exemption (AB 540/SB 68 Affidavit) in order to qualify for in-state tuition, along with official transcripts and/or attendance records, if required. 

It’s important for students to check with the Admissions/Registrar Office to be aware of the ideal timeline for submitting the affidavit.”

  • Up-to-Date Affidavit (CCC, CSU, UC)
    The affidavit is also referred to as the California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request. The CCC, CSU, and UC each have their version of the affidavit that is linked above.
  • Submitting the Affidavit
    FAQs regarding why, how, and when to submit the California Nonresident Tuition Exemption (AB 540/SB 68 Affidavit).
 
College Planning Tools for Dreamers
 
 
 
Scholarships Available for Dreamers
 
Immigrant Rising’s List of Undergraduate Scholarships contains scholarships for undergraduate studies that don’t require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency.
 
This up-to-date list, organized by deadline date, contains scholarships at the local (Bay Area), state and national level please review the list and select the scholarships that apply to you!
 
 
 
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation's (HHF) 2020 Youth Awards Scholarship
 Our 22nd Annual Youth Awards will award students who are in the graduating Class of 2021 with up to $1000 in educational grants to fund their higher education or a community-based project. Deadline: December 6,2020
Requirements:
    • Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2021
    • Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale
    • Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2021-2022
    • Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)
    • If selected, attendance to regional awards ceremony is mandatory (virtual event)
    • Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA
 
 
 
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