California Dream Act Application

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The California Dream Act Application (CADAA) allows qualifying SJSU students to apply for state  and university financial aid. This application is unrelated to the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Who can apply? students in California who meet the requirements for the CA Non-Resident Tuition Exemption (AB 540, AB 2000, SB 68). This includes students who are undocumented with no social security number, those with DACA, TPS, T Visa, or U Visa. Students will need to be enrolled at least half time (6 units or more) to qualify. 

Financial Aid Options Through the CADAA

  • Cal Grant, Chafee Grant, Middle Class Scholarship
  • UC Grants, State University Grants
  • California Community College (CCC) California Promise Grant
  • Some University scholarships
  • Some private scholarships administered by campuses
  • CA Dream Loan 
  • Ca Dream Service Insentive Grant 

Submitting the CA Dream Act Application

The priority window to submit the CA Dream Act Application for 2022-2023 is October 1st, 2021- March 2nd, 2022. 


CA Dream Act FAQ

Selective Service (Males Only)

  • Males between the ages of 18-25, in most cases are required to register with the Selective Service System (SSS)
  • Males must register with Selective Services within 30 days of their 18th birthday.
  • To register for Selective Service, complete a paper “Selective Service Registration” form [pdf], which can be downloaded or picked up at any U.S. Post Office.
    • Students with a Social Security Number can register at
    • You do not need to have a Social Security Number to register for Selective Service. The SSS does not share your immigration status.

Learn more about Selective Service and the CA Drem Act [pdf]