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!
Fill out a California Dream Act application today!
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?
How to Apply
If you are eligible based on the above criteria, you may qualify for:
EOPS: Provides above-and-beyond academic, career, and personal counseling; priority registration; additional tutoring; book vouchers to purchase required textbooks; transfer planning; UC and CSU application fee waivers; school supplies (backpacks, notebooks, pens and pencils) and more.
Cal Grant: Awarded by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC), may be renewed each year if recipients continue to meet eligibility requirements. All students who are California residents and high school graduates (including AB 540 students) are encouraged to apply. March 2 is the deadline to apply for the next school year. A DREAM ACT application as well as verification of grade point average must be submitted by the deadline. For continuing LTCC students, verification of grade point averages are automatically sent to CSAC in an electronic format for all potentially eligible students.
Foundation for the Future: Provides up to $1,000 for South Tahoe High School students who graduate with at least a 3.0 GPA and have financial need. Turn your FFF application into the Financial Aid Office located in the One-Stop.
Scholarships: Lake Tahoe Community College offers a number of scholarship opportunities each spring quarter to current students. The criteria and requirements are different for each scholarship, though most students will qualify for at least one. Please check our Scholarship Bulletin Board and the Financial Aid page in Passport for scholarship details.
Equity: Free mentoring services; priority registration; access to the free quarterly textbook lending program; additional counseling services including career guidance and academic planning; free trips to nearby colleges to encourage progression; visits to cultural events and more.
LTCC News on Diversity
February 15, 2017 - Board Resolution on Diversity, Undocumented Students
November 16, 2016 - LTCC Reaffirms Commitment to Inclusivity, Diversity