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AB540/ DREAM ACT
California Dream Act
Apply now for a Cal Grant and other state financial aid using the California Dream Act Application. The Cal Grant deadline is March 2nd of each year. There is a second opportunity for community college students with a deadline of September 2nd each year. We are here to help you through the process and to provide you with information on the application. If you need help, please contact us at email@example.com or call 1-888-224-7268. You can also click on the Contact Us Link at the bottom of the Dream Act Application or the Help link at the top of the application.
Moorpark College Step-by-Step Checklist…
These steps are for undocumented students that have completed three or more years in a California high school as well as graduated from a California high school or have attained the equivalent thereof, such as a High School Equivalency Certificate, issued by the California State GED office or certificate of Proficiency, resulting from the California High School Proficiency Examination.
Apply to Moorpark Community College
Please apply to Moorpark College at the following website: www.moorparkcollege.edu. You must complete “steps for new students,” included on the Moorpark College main page, which include attending a High School Orientation (call 805-378-1428 for dates), and completing the Math & English Self-Placement Assessments. The Registration & Records office will send you an email after you apply at Moorpark College indicating you have been classified as NON-RESIDENT.
Complete an AB540 Affidavit at Moorpark College
Registration & Records (in the Administration building) has an AB540 Affidavit that must be completed for submission. Please take your unofficial high school transcripts with you. You may pick-up your unofficial transcripts in your high school counseling office.
Special Note: If you are applying early and have not yet graduated you MUST submit a letter, on official letterhead, from your high school counselor or your principal, verifying that you are set to graduate. Once your graduation status is posted, a new transcript or diploma must be submitted to Records and Registration.
Complete the California Dream Act (AB540) CA Dream Act - Financial Aid for AB 540 Eligible Students--This benefit is available to all U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the U.S., and aliens who are not non-immigrants (including those who are undocumented), who meet all other eligibility criteria.You may apply for state financial aid by using the California Dream Act Application, instead of the FAFSA. The California Dream Act is for undocumented students who have attended high school in the state of California. You may complete the application at: http://www.csac.ca.gov/dream_act.asp If you need help with completing the application you may contact the CSAC at 1-888-224-7268 or email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: Once the Dream Act Application is submitted the CSAC will determine whether or not you qualify for a CalGrant and will forward the Dream Application to the college you indicated on the application for eligibility determination for the Board of Governor’s Fee Wavior (BOGW).
Apply for student services programs (must meet eligibility requirements):
- Extended Opportunities Program & Services (Low-income & educationally disadvantaged)
- ACCESS (Physical and Learning Disabilities)
- CalWORKS (for students who are parents on the county programs CalWORKS/TANF)
NOTE: For more information visit the student services link at www.moorparkcollege.edu/studentservices
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.