California Dream Act

California Dream Act 

In 2012, California public universities and colleges implemented Assembly Bill 130 ad Assembly Bill 131, also known as the California Dream Act. The California Dream Act provides eligibility for in-state funded financial aid to students from all public systems UC, CSU, CCC who met eligible for AB 540, AB 2000, and/or SB 68.

The California Dream Act is not conditional on student’s current immigration status nor on students Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) eligibility. If you have further questions, including how to ensure you are completing the correct financial aid application visit.

California Dream Act FAQ’s for Students and parents

Important: Complete the California Dream Act Application every year by the March 2 filing deadline



The California Dream Act Service Incentive Grant Program (DSIG) 

The California Dream Act Service Incentive Grant Program (DSIG) encourages California Dream Act Application (CADAA) students with a Cal Grant B award to perform community or volunteer service.  The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) will award up to $3,000 per academic year (up to $1,500 per semester or up to $1,000 per quarter) to 2,500 eligible students. The grant will be available to the student for up to 8 semesters or up to 12 quarters while they have an active Cal Grant B award. Students must also meet Satisfactory Academic Progress and complete any necessary verification for their Cal Grant B award. This new opportunity is a great opportunity for non DACA students who meet eligibility. 

Who is eligible?

  • A student that completed and submitted a California Dream Act Application (CADAA) for that academic year.
  • Active recipient of a Cal Grant B Award.
  • Demonstrate enough financial need (determined by CSAC or the institution).
  • Enrolled in a qualifying institution.

For more information, please visit 


California Dream Act Service Incentive Grant Program (DSIG) Brochure

California Dream Act Service Incentive Grant Program (DSIG) Program Overview Brochure

Selective Services

If you are a male between ages, 18 and 25 and applying for the California Dream Act you must register for Selective Service. If you do not have a Social Security Number (SSN) or have been issued a SSN through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), you may register for Selective Service by visiting your local Post Office and filling out a paper form.

Instructions to submitting Selective Service Form without a social security number: 

  1. Print Selective Service Form 
  2. Complete form ( Leave space blank if you do not yet have a social security number) 
  3. Mail completed form to :

         Selective Service System

         P.O. Box 94739

         Palatine, IL 60094-4739