Dream Act

The DREAM Act is an American legislative proposal for a process for granting residency status to qualifying immigrants who entered the United States as minors. It would first grant conditional residency and, upon meeting further qualifications, permanent residency.

According to the National Immigration Law Center

  • The DREAM Act would permit certain immigrant students who have grown up in the U.S. to apply for temporary legal status and to eventually obtain permanent legal status and become eligible for U.S. citizenship if they go to college or serve in the U.S. military; and
  • The DREAM Act would eliminate a federal provision that penalizes states that provide in-state tuition without regard to immigration status.

Important Deadlines 

Application Opens: October 1st

Application Due Date: March 2nd

How to Apply

  • Complete application on https://dream.csac.ca.gov/
  • Students must respond to requests for additional information from attending school

Application Resources/ Help


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