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California Dream Act

The California Dream Act Application allows students interested in attending eligible California Colleges, Universities and Career Education Programs to apply for state financial aid.

The Dream Act Application is used to apply for state financial aid like the California College Promise Grant. Also, the Dream Act Application is used to apply for Cal Grants at California public and private colleges and universities. This is not an application for federal financial aid. Students who have a Social Security Number that was issued after completing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process must file the Dream Act application. These Social Security cards will say "Valid For Work Only With DHS Authorization." Other students with Social Security numbers must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA application is completed on-line at