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Dreamer Student Resources

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Mission College is a public community college that strives to ensure students have access to resources to be successful. 

The undocumented student population includes individuals without legal status, those with work authorization (DACA), and students whom are eligible for AB 540, AB 130 and AB 131. This population has unique needs and therefore, Mission College recognizes the need for resources.  This website serves as a hub of resources for students, faculty, staff and the community.

For campus staff contacts, please check out Allies for Undocumented Students

Dreamers "Steps to Success" Roadmap

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STEP
1

CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT APPLICATION / FINANCIAL AID
The California Dream Act Application allows students interested in attending 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.

STEP
2

APPLY TO MISSION COLLEGE
Students, for free, can apply to CCC Apply, get a student ID number (in 2-3 business days) and then register for classes when registration occurs. Go to apply.missioncollege.edu for details.

STEP
3

COMPLETE AB 540/2000/68
Complete the AB 540/2000/68 form to waive nonresident tuition.

STEP
4

ORIENTATION 
Through online orientation with Counseling faculty,.

STEP
5

ASSESSMENT
Take the self placement assessment tests for math and english. (They take less than 10 minutes to complete)

STEP
6

REGISTER FOR CLASSES
Once you have your student ID number, log into My Mission Portal to pay your bills and register for classes.

New Resources and Recent News
Breaking News
  • 6/18/2020: Breaking news- Supreme Court rules in favor of DACA. Read more about it here!
  • 6/19/2020: Breaking news- You can now apply for DACA for the first time if you are eligible! See the announcement from ILRC!
Financial Aid for Dreamers
Financial Aid for Dreamers
 
  • Cal Grant, Chafee Grant, Middle Class Scholarship
  • UC Grants, State University Grants
  • California Community College (CCC) California Promise Grant
  • EOP/EOPS
  • Some University scholarships
  • Some private scholarships administered by campuses

Application deadline for all Dreamer Cal Grants and most of the other aid listed above is March 2.

Dreamer Cal Grants include
  • High School Entitlement Cal Grant A & B
  • CCC Transfer Entitlement Cal Grant A & B
  • Cal Grant C
  • Dreamers are now eligible to receive Competitive Cal Grants

A Dreamer Cal Grant application = CA Dream Act Application + Non-SSN GPA

You must meet the application deadline and all applicable eligibility requirements to qualify for any financial aid listed above.

Disaster Recovery Assistance

Undocumented Families in CA can now apply for Disaster Recovery Assistance to Immigrants Program (DRAI). Call the Hotline at 866-490-3899 or visit the Santa Clara County Catholic Charities website for more info!

Financial Aid is NOT impacted by DACA decision in California. Visit our Campus Resources page for more information!