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The California Dream Act

The California Dream Act of 2011, authored by Assembly Member Gil Cedillo (Los Angeles), became law through the passage of two Assembly Bills,  AB 130  and  AB 131.

AB 130 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria (California Education Code 68130.5(a)) to apply for and receive non-state funded scholarships for public colleges and universities.

AB 131 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive state-funded financial aid such as institutional grants, community college fee waivers, Cal Grant and Chafee Grant.

AB 2000 expands high school attendance requirement to include credits or attendance at elementary, middle, or high school.

SB 68 expands high school attendance requirements to include credits or attendance at a California Community College, Adult Schoo, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction School. The high school diploma requirement was also expanded to include students who have earned an Associates degree or have met the minimum requirements to transfer to a UC or CSU.

To learn more about the California Dream Act please visit the website:
California Dream Act