NOTE: The 2024-25 CA Dream Act is undergoing changes due to an overhaul of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). CA Dream Act applications should be available in December 2023. The priority deadline will be extended to April 2, 2024.
This detailed map outlines the four phases required to successfully complete the CA Dream Act Application and receive all financial aid for which you are eligible. Too many undocumented young people APPLY for the California Dream Application [Phase One] but miss out on applying for the CAL GRANT [Phase Two], CLAIMING your financial aid [Phase Three] and most importantly, USING it [Phase 4]! This map can be used to identify the steps up front or find your way to the finish line if you get caught in the financial aid maze.Back to Resources