California Dream Act

Welcome Dreamers!

At Palomar College, we believe in providing pathways to success for every student. Regardless of your immigration status, we welcome you to our community and are here to support you every step of the way. If you are seeking financial support for your educational endeavors, we are here to help.

California Dream Act Application (CADAA)

The California Dream Act, enacted in 2011 through Assembly Bills 130 and Assembly Bill 13, provides avenues for eligible undocumented and documented students to access financial aid for higher education. The California Dream Act Application allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive various types of financial aid, including state grants, fee waivers, institutional aid, and scholarships.

Who Qualifies?

If you meet the non-resident exemption requirements under AB 540 AND meet any of the following criteria, you are eligible to complete the California Dream Act Application (CADAA):

  • Undocumented
  • Have a valid or expired DACA status
  • Are a U visa holder
  • Have Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

How to Apply

You can access the CADAA application at The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) processes applications, and any aid received can only be used at eligible California institutions.

When completing the application please make sure that you indicate you will be attending Palomar College; our school code is 001260.

For additional information, please visit the Financial Aid Office information page.

Financial Aid Available for CADAA Applicants:

Last modified on April 24, 2024