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DREAMers and UndocuALLY

Financial Support for Undocumented Students

Legislation Makes College Affordable

The decision to end DACA does not impact a student's ability to qualify for in-state tuition under the AB540 Provision.

Students will also be able to continue to apply for Financial Aid under the California Dream Act.

The Nonresident Tuition Exemption (AB540) and California Dream Act are state programs separate and not affected by DACA. Recent laws have made college more affordable for California's undocumented Dreamer students.


AB 540

California Nonresident Tuition Exemption (AB 540) for eligible California high school graduates allows qualifying undocumented students to have access to in-state tuition in public California colleges.

Learn how to complete the application after you apply for admission to Foothill College through Admissions & Records.


CA Dream Act
  • AB 130 allows AB 540 qualifying students to apply to private institutional scholarships in public colleges and universities.
  • AB 131 allows AB 540 qualifying students to apply for the Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver, Cal Grants, and other forms of institutional student aid. 

Senate Bill 68 (SB-68), in effect as of 1/1/18 expands eligibility for AB 540.


E4FC SB68 Fact Sheet

Apply for Financial Aid

Please visit our Financial Aid Website to learn more about the California Dream Act Application and step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

For the Finacial Aid Office's Financial Aid for DREAMers brochure, click here.


Our undocumented students are eligible to apply for the majority of our scholarship offerings. Please visit our Financial Aid Website to learn more about the scholarship process and how to apply.

 For additional outside scholarships, Immigrants Rising, formerly Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC), has an up to date  Scholarship List with national and local scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate undocumented students.


New American Fellowship

The County of Santa Clara's Office of Immigration Relations is proud to announce the New American Fellowship for Dacamented Students.

NAF is a full-time 10-week paid ($25/hour) work experience during the summer in which fellows will work on a reserce and/or community engagement project focused on immigrant integration.

For more information, visit the Office of Immigration Relations' website or send an email.

Deadline to apply is  Friday, 4/12/19.

The Foothill College DREAMers | UndocuALLY program is administered by the Family Engagement Institute.

Please contact us 650.949.7463 or fei@foothill.edu with questions or for more information.

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