The California Student Aid Commission and West Valley College is pleased to announce the release of the statewide California Dream Act Application (Dream Application). For the first time, under Assembly Bills 130 (AB 130) and AB 131, AB 540 eligible students attending college in California may apply for and receive student financial aid from both publicly and privately funded sources. Students can complete the Dream Act Application online for 2012-13.
The Dream Act Application serves students who are ineligible to file the FAFSA. These include undocumented students, a population that have previously not been allowed to apply for state financial aid assistance. If the student lists a college on the Dream Act Application, that college will be provided the data entered through the Dream Act Application.
Starting January 2013, applicants will be considered for Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver and use the 2013-14 Dream Act Application to apply for state Cal Grant awards. If you would like to be considered for the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver for the Spring 2013 semester, please request the paper application at: firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Financial Aid office.
We encourage current AB 540 eligible college students, and current AB 540 eligible high school students who plan to attend WVC for the 2012-13 academic year to use the Dream Act Application. Complete application instructions and the Dream Act Application are available online at: www.caldreamact.org.