The California Dream Act allows students enrolled in eligible California Colleges, Universities and Career Education Programs to apply for state financial aid. This application is unrelated to the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
California Dream Act (AB 540 eligible) student, and exempt from paying non-resident enrollment fees, if students meet all of the following criteria:
Cerro Coso welcomes Dreamers, AB 540 and DACA students.
Please apply at cerrocoso.edu today!
AB 540 and the California Dream Act
The decision to terminate DACA does NOT impact a student’s ability to attend our college, qualify for an exemption from non-resident tuition fees under AB 540, or to apply for financial aid under the provisions of the California Dream Act. AB 540 and the California Dream Act are state programs that are entirely separate and distinct
from DACA and the federal enforcement of immigration laws.
The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office will not release any personally identifiable student information related to immigration status without a judicial warrant, subpoena or court order, unless authorized by the student or required by law—
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, California Community Colleges Chancellor