Dreamers, AB540 and DACA Students
Gavilan College Welcomes Dreamers!
Dreamers are all students without U.S. citizenship and or permanent residence that includes AB540, SB68, DACA
and all other undocumented students!
At Gavilan College, we are committed to providing all students with the level of services and support they need. Through our partnership with campus staff and resources, we can help you develop an academic, career, and personal plan that will help you achieve your lifelong goals.
Gavilan College Dreamers, AB540, and DACA Services:
Exclusive grants and scholarships
On-campus food pantry
Personal referrals to community members and resources, including housing, mental health services, community hubs, and more!
What is a California Dream Act (AB 540 eligible) student?You are a California Dream Act (AB 540 eligible) student, and exempt from paying non-resident enrollment fees, if you meet all three of the following requirements:
1. Time and Coursework Requirements
Either:Attend three full-time years or the equivalent at any combination of the following:
- California high school
- California adult school (including non-credit courses at a California community college)
- California community college (maximum of two years of credit-bearing courses can count towards this requirement)
- Complete three years of California high school coursework and three years total attendance at a California elementary school, California secondary school, or any combination of the two
2. Degree or Unit Requirements
Meet one of the following:
- Graduate from a California high school (or attain the equivalent, such as a GED)
- Attain an associate's degree from a California community college
- Fulfill minimum transfer requirements from a California community college to a CSU or UC campus
3. File for Legal Immigration Status
- If required, complete an affidavit indicating you have filed (or will file when eligible to do so) for legal immigration status
Please contact your college Admissions and Records office to determine if you are a California Dream Act (AB 540 eligible) student.
The California Dream Act Application allows students enrolled in eligible California Colleges, Universities and Career Education Programs to apply for state financial aid. This application is unrelated to the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program
California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s
Statement on the Trump Administration’s Action to End DACA for Dreamers