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California Dream Act

Allows students who meet AB 540 requirements to apply for financial aid.

  • Application and worksheets
  • AB 540 - Effective Fall 2001, provides exemption from non-resident tuition for certain students who have attended a California high school for three years and graduated from a California high school.
  • AB 130 - Effective January 1,2012, provides private scholarships to eligible students under AB 540
  • AB 131 - Effective January 2013, provides institutional grants, BOG fee waiver (applications expected to be available in November 2012) and Cal Grant (applications for fall 2013 term expected to be available in January 2013) to students eligible under AB 540.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA)

You are eligible for DACA if you:

  • Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
  • Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  • Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
  • Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
  • Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;
  • Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
  • Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

Individuals can call USCIS at 1-800-375-5283 with questions or to request more information on the deferred action for childhood arrivals process or visit

For additional resources, click on the links below:
Palomar Community College District 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos, CA 92069-1487 Telephone:  (760) 744-1150