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.

Cal Grant

  • 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

Scholarships

Other Scholarships

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.