Dream Center

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The Dream Center is a “one-stop shop” in a safe, caring place for undocumented students new and continuing at Santa Rosa Junior College. Students will receive personalized support as they begin their college journey.

Dream Center staff are here to create a welcoming experience while students navigate matters related to AB540 admissions, the California Dream Act Application, EOPS (Extended Opportunities Programs & Services), the BOG (Board of Governors) Fee Waiver, DACA, and referrals to Assessment & Counseling, and the essentials of full matriculation at SRJC.

The California Dream Act (AB130 and AB131):

Passage of these two laws allow students who meet AB540 criteria to apply for and receive non-state funded scholarships for public colleges and universities. AB131 also allows AB540 students to apply for and receive state-funded grants and waivers like the BOGW, EOPS, Cal Grants and the Chafee grant.

AB540 Eligibility Requirements:
• Students must have attended a California high school for 3 or more years;
• Students must have graduated or attained the equivalent of a High School diploma;
• Students must be registered or currently enrolled at SRJC;

• Students must file an affidavit with SRJC stating that they will apply for legal residency as soon as possible;

• Students may not be non-immigrants holding a valid lettered non-immigrant visa with the exception of "T" and "U" visa holders;

• Students must file an AB540 affidavit with SRJC (California Non-resident Tuition Exemption Request Form).

Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA):

DACA refers to an Executive Order that President Obama enacted in 2012, granting certain undocumented youth who came to the U.S. as children, a type of temporary permission to stay, e.g. deferred action.