California Dream Act

Contact Lorelei at (530) 242-7704
For the most up-to-date information, login to:   California Dream Act of 2011   

Applying for the CA Dream Act:

  • Complete the Dream Act application through the above link
  • Submit you final High School Transcript to the Admissions and Records Office.
  • Complete the CA Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Request form and submit to the Admissions and Records Office.  This form can be accessed at - click on the Forms menu – choose AB540 Exemption Request.
  • Once your Dream Act Application has been received by Shasta College, you will receive notification via the USPS regarding documents needed to finalize the processing of your California grant awards.
  • Awards letter will be mailed once final determination of award(s) has been confirmed.
Don’t forget to apply for the BOG Fee Waiver at
and for
Scholarships at

The 2015-20​16 Dream Act has been updated and enhanced to make the application easier for students to understand and for parents to sign:

  • Question 23a has been added to assist students in registering for Selective Service. (The “Register Me” question is now on this application)
  • ​Question 31 has been added to assist students in learning about loans available for CSU and UC Dream students. SB1210 California DREAM Loan Program Application help text and Student Aid Report (CalSAR) text has been clarified for greater understanding
  • The parent PIN process has been streamlined
  • Assembly Bill AB540 information has been updated to include the AB2000 changes

SPECIAL NOTE CA Dream Act vs. Deferred Action (DACA) CA Dream Act is not the same program as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) relief  DACA does not confer a new status for students and does not affect AB 540 status​


Ayuda Financiera del Estudiante en Español
Este documento proporciona la informacion sobre ayuda financiera del estudiante y becas en español.