The CA Dream Act

Report
California Dream Application
How to prepare your students to
complete the California Dream
Application.
Welcome
• The presentation will cover the following…
– The difference between the FAFSA and the
California Dream Application
– How to prepare the student to apply for the
California Dream Application
– Step by Step of the California Dream Application
– What happens after the student applies
– Where can you and the student go for more
assistance.
The California Dream Act
• The California Dream Act is a combination of two
Assembly Bills, AB130 and AB131
• AB 130 allows students who meet the AB540
criteria to apply for and receive non-state-funded
scholarship for public colleges and universities.
• AB131 allows students who meet AB540 criteria
to apply for and receive state funded financial
aid, such as institutional grants, community
college fee waivers, Cal Grants and Chaffee Grant
AB 540- In State Tuition
 Signed into law on October 12, 2001
 Allows qualifying undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at state
colleges (Community Colleges, CSU and UC).
 Qualifications: Student must have..
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attended a California High School for 3 or more years.
(or will) graduated from a California High School or have attained a
G.E.D.
registered at or currently enrolled at an accredited institution or
higher education in California
Filed or will file an affidavit as required by individual institution,
stating that you will apply for legal residency as soon as possible.
 For information about how and when to apply, AB 540 students must
contact their financial aid offices
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AB 540 In State Tuition
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AB 130 - Dream Act Part I
 Signed into law on July 25, 2011
 Becomes effective January 1, 2012
Allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for &
receive private scholarships administered by the public
colleges and universities, including
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scholarships funded through private donors
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alumni contributions
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individual departmental efforts
For information about how and when to apply, AB 540
students must contact their financial aid offices
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AB 130 - Dream Act Part I
For Current AB 540 College Students:
Current college students or Class of 2013: Check
with your college or university financial aid or
scholarship offices to find out about scholarships
available starting this term
Class of 2014: Seek out scholarships given out at
your college or university for use in the Fall 2014
Term
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AB 131 - Dream Act Part II
• Signed into law on October 8, 2011
• Becomes effective January 1, 2013
• Allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to
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Apply for & receive institutional grants like UC Grant, State
University Grant, Educational Opportunity Program and
Educational Opportunity Program & Services fee waivers
Apply for & receive Board of Governors fee waivers at the
California Community Colleges
Apply for & receive state financial aid, including Cal Grants and
Chafee Foster Youth Grants for use at eligible public and private
institutions
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AB 131 - Dream Act Part II
Class of 2014: Keep your grades up, so you can
apply for a Cal Grant January 2014 to be a college
freshman
Class of 2013 or current college students: If
attending UC or CSU, had to apply by March 2,
2013. For information about how and when to
apply for institutional grants and fee waivers at
colleges and universities, contact their campus
financial aid offices
If attending CCC, may still apply for CDA
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Reality of AB540 students
DACA = CDA
DACA= FAFSA
Reality of AB540 students
• May or may not know that they do not have
the Social Security number. DACA changed this!
• May or may not know what AB540 is and how
it may apply to them.
• May or may not know about the California
Dream Application.
• We need to be a trusted source of information
for them.
Difference between the
FAFSA and CDA
• The FAFSA is a federal form that legal non-citizens or
citizens may use to apply for financial aid for
university/college studies within the entire USA. The
aid comes from federal, state and institutional sources.
• The CDA is a state form that AB540 students may use
to apply for state and institutional sources.
• DACA does not change the legal status of a student, so
students with a DACA should ONLY apply for the CDA.
• The Questions are the same on both forms.
• How the financial aid departments at universities or
colleges are treating the application is mostly the
same.
Prepared student
• Student and parents will
need to have ready the
following information
– Taxes (parents & student) if
filed
– Parents complete name
– Date of Birth
– Date of Marriage,
separation, or divorce
– Students information
(name, DOB, tax
information)
• Downloadable worksheet
on the California Student
Aid Commission website
Step by Step
• This the 10 screens that the student will see
when completing the California Dream
Application.
• Go to
www.caldreamact.org
Start the application
Start the application
Double check
If you clicked on more information
If you clicked on more information
If you clicked on Visit FAFSA
Let Start the CDA
Which year* are you applying for?
*(Note that it should now be 2014-2015)
2012-2013
Let do the 2013-2014
Reminder that once in the application you
have 30 minutes to submit, so please be
ready.
Enter basic information…
Security Question
Confirms information
Confirms account was created
Log into your account
Choose 2013-2014
One Screen Application with timer
Auto
completed
information
SSN or ITIN
• There is no request for the student’s Social
Security #,
• This is a request for the student’s ITIN, if the
student has one, please enter it, other wise you
may enter 000000000
• Student may have a SSN because they may have
applied for DACA, DO NOT USE IT here
Student Statewide ID #
• This is a number that the student was
given at there high school, you may
find it on the student’s transcript.
• If the student is not able to locate the
number, they may leave this blank.
CA Drivers License or ID
• Student’s that applied for DACA may
have a CA Drivers License. They may
enter the information.
• If the student does not have a CA
Drivers License, they may leave this
blank.
Citizenship Status
Citizenship Status
If you have an “A#” for a Green
Card, then you apply for the FAFSA
W# for work permits do not get
entered.
Marital Status
When you see the word “Select”
you will have options to pick from.
Student Eligibility
High School
Student Eligibility
Student Tax information
Student Tax Information
Dependency Determination
Chaffee Determination
Will you provide parental information?
This application does not give a choice, you see
the parent questions,
• If the student answered “NO” to all the
dependency questions, then they must
provide Parent information.
• If the student answered Yes to any of the
dependency question, they may choose to
provide parent information
Parent Tax Information
• Parent
martial
status and
date
• If parent
does not
have SS#
• What is Tax
ID?
Where to find tax information
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Choose Colleges/Universities
Parent Signature
Parent Signature
Parent Signature
Parent Signature
What happens after
also emails
the student applies CSAC
student to check
Once application is submitted
it goes to California Student
Aid Commission
Submit between January 1March 2.
When CSAC processes the
information, makes the
application available to
individual college/university
www.webgrants4stu
dents.org to see if
they are awarded
Once institution receives the
information, the financial aid office
notifies the student the institution
have the information
Student is awarded the
financial aid money
Financial Aid office makes an
offer of various financial
assistance to student
Student accepts the financial
aid offer
GPA Verification for High School Students
Class of 2014
• Use the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form
• The Date of Birth, student and High
School/College will be used to identify the
student.
• Leave the area for the social empty.
• Next to the area for the social security number
write “California Dream Act”
• Deadline TBD – This Year’s Application
has not yet been released
GPA Verification for High School Students
Current College Student (less that 16 units)
• Use the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form
• The Date of Birth, student and High
School/College will be used to identify the
student.
• Leave the area for the social empty.
• Next to the area for the social security number
write “California Dream Act”
• Deadline TBD – This Year’s Application has
not yet been released
GPA Verification for High School Students
Current College Students (more than 16 units)
• Automatically submitted electronically by
college/university to CSAC.
• Deadline TBD – This Year’s Application has
not yet been released
Where can the student go for help
Student Support Services at the
California Student Aid Commission
1-888-224-7268
Or visit www.caldreamact.org
For more information about other scholarships for which AB 540
students might be eligible, please visit
www.maldef.org/assets/pdf/Scholarship_List_2010_2011.pdf
www.latincollegedollars.org
www.e4fc.org/studentresources/scholarshiplists.html
Where can a counselor go for help
• Obtain a contact at the local institution
financial aid office.
• Contact at the CSAC office
– School Support 1-888-294-0153
– Araceli Aguirre 916-464-3023

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