AB540 Resources

Phase 1 of Dream Act

The California Student Aid Commission will open up the California Dream Application on April 2, 2012. This is Phase I of the Dream Application roll out and will be a 2012-13 year application for public school students to apply for state funded campus awarded financial aid. The application will be housed at www.caldreamact.org. Starting with 2013-14 year applications, students will use the Dream Application to apply for state campus based financial aid and Cal Grants.

Legal Resources

  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center
  • The mission of the ILRC is to work with and educate immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector to continue to build a democratic society that values diversity and the rights of all people.

  • San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium
  • Beginning in 2007, community, faith, labor, and legal organizations have come together as the Immigrant Rights Consortium. Through the Consortium, these organizations are pursuing four common goals:

    1. Support comprehensive immigration reform.

    2. Stop the spread of local policies and practices that target and violate the civil and human rights of immigrants.

    3. Educate immigrants about their rights and the legal and other resources available to them.

    4. Educate the public about the important contributions of immigrants and counter the myths and misstatements made about immigrants.

  • Resources for AB540 students
  • Information on admissions, scholarships, tuition, reports, organizations/associations and films.
    AB540 Students


  • Mission Graduate, Educators for Fair Consideration
  • Scholarships that don’t require social security numbers for bay area immigrant students.
    Scholarship Regardless of SS (pdf)

  • List of Available Scholarships Regardless of Immigration Status
  • List of Scholarships (pdf)

Dream Act Updates (AB 130, AB 131)