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Completion of the Dream Act Application is required to determine financial aid for California AB540 eligible students. Your application will be processed by the California Student Aid Commission.

The following questions will determine whether this is the best financial aid application for you or whether you should fill out the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Based on the responses you provided, you are eligible to file a California Dream Application.

Click the link below to begin your California Dream Application

Based on the responses you provided, you are eligible to file the California Dream Act Application and should not have filed the FAFSA.

However, since you have already filed a 2015-16 year FAFSA, you should press the Green Button below to complete the Dream Act Application but you must also do the following:

  1. Send an email to studentsupport@csac.ca.gov stating:
    1. You have already filed the 2015-16 FAFSA
    2. You should have filed the Dream Application
    3. Include your full-name as it is on the FAFSA, your mailing address and Date of Birth
  2. Complete the Dream Act Application as soon as possible
  3. Tell the college you will be attending that you filed both the FAFSA and the Dream Act Application
  4. If it is before the March 2nd deadline, file a Cal Grant GPA

Based on the responses you provided, you are not eligible to file a California Dream Application.

However, you may qualify for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please click the link below to be redirected to the FAFSA website:

Based on the responses you provided, you are not eligible to file a California Dream Application.

We encourage you to speak with an administrator at your school’s financial aid office.

Based on the responses you provided, you are not eligible to file a California Dream Application.

Since you have already completed the FAFSA, you should not complete the California Dream Act Application. The FAFSA is the application for federal aid, Cal Grants and institutional assistance. Make sure that on the FAFSA you have listed all of the colleges that you might attend for the 2015-16 year. If you need to add another college, click on the blue button below.