DREAMers and UndocuALLY
Financial Support for Undocumented Students
Find information on financial resources for Dreamers and how to apply for financial aid and scholarships.
Emergency DACA Renewal Funds Available Nationwide
Mission Asset Fund has made funds available to help Dreamers pay for their DACA renewal application fee. If your Employment Authorization Document (EAD) expires on or before March 5, 2018, you are eligible to receive a $495 DACA renewal scholarship. Eligible Dreamers have until October 5, 2017, to apply for renewal with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Please send your application for a scholarship before October 5, 2017, to make sure you can meet the October 5, 2017, deadline. Checks are available for pick-up the same day or shipped overnight to you!
Legislation Makes College Affordable
Please note that the decision to end DACA does not impact a student's ability to qualify for in-state tuition under the AB540 Provision. Students will also be able to continue to apply for Financial Aid under the California Dream Act. The Nonresident Tuition Exemption (AB540) and California Dream Act are state programs separate and not affected by DACA. Recent laws have made college more affordable for California's undocumented Dreamer students. Please review below and follow the links to learn more about each.
California Nonresident Tuition Exemption (AB 540) For Eligible California High School Graduates allows qualifying undocumented students to have access to in-state tuition in public California colleges. Learn how to complete the application after you apply for admission to Foothill College.
CA Dream Act Consists of Two Bills
- AB 130 allows AB 540 qualifying students to apply to private institutional scholarships in public colleges and universities.
- AB 131 allows AB 540 qualifying students to apply for the Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver, Cal Grants, and other forms of institutional student aid.
**Senate Bill 68 (SB-68), in effect as of 1/1/18 expands eligibility for AB 540. Learn more about SB-68.**
Apply for Financial Aid
Please visit our Financial Aid Website to learn more about the California Dream Act Application and step-by-step instructions on how to apply.
For the AB540 California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request Form click here.
Our undocumented students are eligible to apply for the majority of our scholarship offerings. Please visit our Financial Aid Website to learn more about the scholarship process and how to apply.
The Foothill Doorway to Success Scholarship is accepting applications until May 11, 2018. It is open to students who qualify for AB540 and are unable to receive federal student aid through FAFSA.
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For additional outside scholarships, Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) has an up to date Scholarship List with national and local scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate undocumented students.