Photo: California Dream Act Applications Now Open
The California DREAM Act application, approved in October of last year, is now open for students who qualify. Students who qualify under the ‘Student Aid Application for Dream Act Students (SAADAS) will receive student financial aid.
The California Dream Act of 2011, authored by Assembly Member Gil Cedillo (Los Angeles), became law through the passage of two Assembly Bills, AB 130 and AB 131.
AB 130 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria (California Education Code 68130.5(a)) to apply for and receive non-state funded scholarships for public colleges and universities.
AB 131 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive state-funded financial aid such as institutional grants, community college fee waivers, Cal Grant and Chafee Grant.