Ab 540 students & the California Dream Act
How to apply to Harbor College:
Along with your application additional documents will be required.
If you are an undocumented student who has attended at least 3 years of high school in California and has graduated, you will need the
If you attended high school outside of California, you will need the Nonresident Tuition Fee Waiver Application (form is available at the Admissions Office)
The California Dream Act, also known as AB 131 allows students who are AB 540 eligible to apply for California state financial aid programs.
What is AB 540?
AB 540, signed into law on October 12, 2001, authorizes any student, including undocumented students who meet specific criteria to pay in-state tuition at California's public colleges and universities (e.g. California Community Colleges, California State University, University of California).
The California Dream Act allows non-resident s to apply for state aid programs such as:
- The University of California Grants
- Board of Governors (BOG) fee waiver
- Cal Grants
- State University Grants
- Extended Opportunity Program (EOP)
- Community College Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
In order to qualify for the AB 540, you must meet ALL the following Criteria:
- Attended a California high school for at least three years OR graduated early from a California high school with the equivalent of at least three years of credits*, AND
- Graduated or will graduate from a California high school or passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE), or obtained a Certificate of General Education Development (GED), AND
- Will register or enroll in an accredited and qualifying California college or university, AND
- If applicable, complete(d) an affidavit to legalize immigration status as soon as you are eligible, AND
- Do not hold a valid non-immigrant visa (F, J, H, L, A, B, C, D, E, etc.)**
If you meet the criteria, fill out
and select Los Angeles Harbor College as your school, and write down your DREAM ID number. You will need to give your Dream ID number to Lucky De Silva in the LAHC Financial Aid office so that he can check the status of your Dream Act application.
Additional Information on completing the California Dream Act can be found here
Please note: The California Dream Act does not apply to federal financial aid.
What is The California Dream Act?
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Phone: 310-233-4320/ 310-233-5320
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