Dreamers Dream Act

Can AB-540 eligible students qualify for financial aid?

YES! In 2011, the CA Dream Act (AB130/AB131) was passed, granting undocumented students who meet the requirements for AB-540, access to private and CA state-funded financial aid such as institutional grants, community college Promise Grant (BOG fee waiver), Cal Grant and Chafee Grant. At Chabot College, undocumented AB-540 eligible students can also now qualify for state funded special programs like Puente, EOPS and Umoja. Under CA Senate Bill 1210, the UC and CSU systems created a DREAM loan program for qualifying students starting in the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • Submit the CA Dream Act if you qualify for AB 540 and are: undocumented, a DACA holder, or a U-Visa holder
  • Submit the FAFSA if you are a: T-Visa Holder, an eligible non-citizen or a US Citizen

To learn more about who can apply and what types of aid are available, please visit the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) website.

The Chabot College Financial Aid Dream Act webpage also provides resources for students completing the CA Dream Act Application.

If you have any questions about the CA Dream Act application or need help applying, please contact the Chabot Dream Center.


Are there scholarships available for undocumented students?

YES! There are many scholarships available that do not require you to be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident, and do not ask for a social security number.

If you have any questions about financial aid or scholarships, our Dream Center counselors are happy to help assist you.