Cal Grants and Dream Act - California State University, Los Angeles

Report
Educational Funding
For Undocumented Students
The Application Process
Cal Grant A
Cal Grant A Entitlement awards can
be used for tuition and fees at public
and private colleges as well as some
private career colleges. At CSU
schools, this Cal Grant covers system
wide fees up to $5,472.
Cal Grant A Competitive Awards are
for students with a minimum 3.0
GPA who are from low-and middleincome families. These awards help
pay tuition and fees at qualifying
schools with academic programs that
are at least two years in length.
Cal Grant B
Cal Grant B Entitlement awards provides low-income
students with a living allowance and assistance with
tuition and fees. Most first-year students receive an
allowance of up to $1,473 for books and living
expenses. After the freshman year, Cal Grant B also
helps pay tuition and fees in the same amount as a Cal
Grant A. For a Cal Grant B, your coursework must be
for at least one academic year.
Cal Grant B Competitive Awards are for students with
a minimum 2.0 GPA who are from disadvantaged and
low-income families. These awards can be used for
tuition, fees and access costs at qualifying schools
whose programs are at least one year in length. If you
get a Cal Grant B Competitive Award it can only be
used for access costs in the first year. These costs
include living expenses, transportation, supplies and
books. Beginning with the second year, you can use
your Cal Grant B Competitive Award to help pay
tuition and fees at public or private four-year colleges
or other qualifying schools.
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Signed into law on July 25, 2011
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Became effective January 1, 2012
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Designed to educate undocumented students
in the state of California
The federal government currently does not
have any similar legislation
AB540
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Allows undocumented
students a chance at
receiving:
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CAL GRANTS A and B
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State University Grant
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CSULA Scholarships
WWW.CSAC.CA.GOV
WWW.CSAC.CA.GOV
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When:
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By March 2nd, 2014
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Where:
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www.csac.ca.gov
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Who:
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Why:
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Both students and
parents are needed
Both Cal Grant A/B or
SUG are FREE MONEY!
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WHAT DO I NEED?
2013 Tax Information
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If available
Money earned in 2013
Personal Information
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Social Security if you have
one
Name & age for all family
members
CSULA School Code:
001140
DREAM ACT WORKSHEET
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CSULA will receive your application starting
early March, 2014
We will send out an email to those students
who are selected for verification:
http://web.calstatela.edu/univ/finaid/forms/forms.php
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Student who go through the verification
process will be notified within 6 weeks of their
award.
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All Males 18-25 are
required to register with
selective service:
www.sss.gov
First in / First Out
The application and all
documents need to be
complete and correct
Students cannot apply
for both the Dream Act
and FAFSA
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Good Luck!
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WWW.CSAC.CA.GOV
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WWW.SSS.GOV
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WWW.FINAID.ORG/OTHERAID/UNDOCUMENTED.PHTML
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WWW.CALSTATELA.EDU/UNIV/FINAID
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FASTWEB.COM
SCHOLARSHIPS.COM
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How do you apply for Cal Grant A/B?
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Who is considered an AB540 student?

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