California Dream Act
If you are not a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident but are attending or want to attend college, you may be eligible for financial aid through the California Dream Act!
What is the California Dream Act?
AB 130 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive non-state, privately-funded scholarships for public colleges and universities.
AB 131 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive state-funded financial aid such as institutional grants, or Cal Grants.
Who Is Eligible?
You are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
You attended a California high school for a minimum of three years, or you have credits earned at a California high school that are equivalent to three or more years of full-time high school coursework and a total of three or more years of attendance in California elementary schools, California secondary schools, or a combination of those schools.
You graduated from a California high school, passed the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) or got a General Equivalency Diploma (GED, also called the General Educational Development test) in California, or other state-authorized high school equivalency exam such as HiSET or TASC.
You are entering as a current student at or are currently enrolled at a California community college.
If required, you will complete an affidavit stating you have filed (or will file when you are eligible to do so) for proper immigration status.
How to Apply
When applying, make sure to enter the school code for Lake Tahoe Community College (012907).