California Dream Act
If you are not a US Citizen or Permanent Resident but are approved for AB540 status, you are eligible to complete CA Dream Act. To allow UCLA to receive your application, please input our school code under the “School” tab: 001315.
All students planning to attend UCLA or planning to continue at UCLA; must have this application completed by the March 2nd priority filing deadline. Be sure to have your and/or your parents’ personal information and tax information available as the DREAM application will ask you to input personal information as well as income and assets.
Please do not postpone the filing of your CA Dream application until you and/or your parents file tax returns. You can use information from your W2’s or last year’s taxes to estimate your income. Once the current year’s taxes are filed, you will be able to correct the DREAM application you originally submitted; this will not result in a late application.
If you meet the AB540 eligibility criteria and are applying for a Cal Grant; in addition to filing your Dream Act Application by the March 2nd priority filing deadline, you will also need to complete a GPA Verification Form. UCLA will automatically send out GPA verification forms for students that have accumulated 36 or more units at UCLA. Click here to access the GPA Verification Form.
California DREAM Loan Program
The California DREAM Loan Program allows for UC and CSU campuses to administer non-federal loans to undocumented students who meet the DREAM Act Application requirements.
Students who demonstrate financial need can borrow up to $2000 through the DREAM Loan Program.
Interest rates will be fixed at the same rates as Federal Direct Loans, with no loan fees. You must submit your DREAM application by the March 2nd deadline to be eligible for a DREAM loan.
President's Work Study
President’s Work-Study is available to eligible AB540 students who have a valid DACA Employment Authorization and completed a CA Dream Act application by the March 2nd priority filing deadline.
Students must also have an Expected family Contribution (EFC) of no higher than $12,000 and DACA Employment Authorization valid for a minimum of 3 months after hire date. Students who meet eligibility requirements and would like to be considered for President’s Work-Study must submit a completed Work- Study Request form and a copy of their DACA Employment Authorization card to the UCLA Financial Aid and Scholarships office. Students who are awarded President’s Work-Study may be eligible for awards ranging from $1,500 to $2,000 depending on the grade level.
The mission at 10,000 Degrees is to achieve educational equity, and support students with need to access and complete higher education to positively impact their communities and the world.
Act on a Dream
Act on a Dream believe that everyone has the fundamental right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, regardless of their place of birth or immigration status. And for those who are educating themselves to be better citizens of the world, we believe that they should be given the chance to take advantage of every opportunity. That is why we believe in immigrant rights.
My (un)documented Life
My (un)documented Life is dedicated to providing up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants. Here, you will find the latest on scholarship opportunities, immigration news, ways in navigating the educational system, and more.
Since 2009, Immigrant Rising (formerly E4FC) has developed resources to help undocumented students across the United States find scholarships to pay for college. These resources have been assembled and updated by undocumented young people who have participated in Immigrants Rising's various programs. Thanks to the support of students, educators and parents like you, in the past year alone our scholarship resources have been accessed over 60,000 times.
The scholarship resource guide is a free, informative resource guide for students, parents, and educators with an extensive list of scholarships, including many that do not inquire about immigration status.
Financial Wellness Program
The mission of UCLA’s Financial Wellness Program is to empower all Bruins to confidently navigate their finances in a way that supports their overall well-being. This program fosters financial literacy skills through workshops, coaching and online educational efforts. They created a Undocumented Student Scholarship Hunt.