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Financial Aid and Scholarships
Paying for college is one of the main concerns for students and parents but money should never be the reason to put a hold on your education. The good news is that state financial aid is now available for undocumented students as well as scholarships from different organizations.
CA Dream Act
- It is divided into two bills that grant AB 540 students state and private aid for college.
- AB 130 allows AB 540 students to apply for and receive scholarships that do not come from state funds, effective January 1, 2012.
- AB 131 allows AB 540 students to apply for and receive financial aid from state funds, effective January 1, 2013.
- Apply for the CA Dream Act here
- Deadline to apply is March 2.
- For more info please visit CSAC
BOG Fee Waiver
- Allows enrollment fees to be waived for California residents.
- Complete an online BOG Fee Waiver application through myGateway.
- For more info please visit the Financial Aid website.
- Grants offered by the State of California to California residents based on need, income and GPA.
- Cal Grant award is given for a maximum of 4 years.
- GPA for Cal Grant B is 2.0 or better.
- GPA for Cal Grant A is 3.0 or better.
- GPA for Cal Grant Transfer Entitlement Award is 2.4 or better.
- To be considered, complete the Dream Act Application and a GPA verification form before the March 2 deadline.
- For more info please visit the Financial Aid website
- AB540 Scholarships
- Associated Students CSUF Scholarship
- Chapman University Undocumented Student Resources
- Chicana/Latina Foundation
- Harvard College – Scholarships Available to Undocumented Students
- Hispanic Education Endowment Fund
- Latino College Dollars
- MALDEF Scholarships
- National Immigration Law Center
- SALEF Scholarships
- Scholarships A-Z
- TELACU Education Foundation
- TheDream.US – National Scholarship Fund
- Titan Dreamers Resource Center
Institutional Work Study
- Undocumented students with work authorization (DACA approved) may apply for Institutional Work Study, if offered by their campus.
- Currently, Fullerton College does not offer Institutional Work Study. However, some UC campuses have made available this type of financial aid.
- Please click on Legislation Tab for guidelines, criteria and more information about DACA.