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The Sacramento Bee featured an article and an editorial about Steps to College 2014, the northern California conference that helps DREAMERS in education path to higher education. Thousands of families visited the Mexican Consulate in Sacramento on Saturday, February 1, 2014 to complete applications for college financial aid, college admission, and immigration pathways to citizenship undocumented students can to attend college in the Golden State regardless of their legal status thanks to the California Dream Act.
Steps to College 2013 video - to view click below!
Steps to College 2013
Dream Act video - to view click below!
California Dream Act Application PSA
AB 130 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria (California Education Code 68130.5(a)) to apply for and receive non-state 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, community college fee waivers, Cal Grant and Chafee Grant.California Dream Act Video Interviews on UNIVISION
Presented by the California Student Aid Commission. Watch the newest California Dream Act Training Videos.You can download the five training video presentations here: Dream Act Training Webinar!2014-15 Dream Act Application Documents
Comcast and the California Student Aid Commission, in partnership with Get Schooled, a national education nonprofit, is launching the California College Challenge, a seven-week program designed to increase college readiness skills and FAFSA and Cal Grant application completion. Last year, 66% of schools that participated in the California College Challenge posted increased FAFSA completion rates.
This Challenge will take place from January 20 through March 6, 2015. Schools will engage their entire student body (from freshmen to seniors), participating in fun and engaging online educational activities, while also motivating their seniors to submit their FAFSAs and Cal Grant applications. The school with the most points at the end of the Challenge will win a $1,500 grant and a celebrity principal for the day! In addition, every school that achieves a 75% FAFSA and Cal Grant completion rate and gets at least 30% of their students active on Get Schooled will earn a $500 cash grant. Students will also have the opportunity to earn individual prizes for themselves when they participate, including apparel, gift cards, Kindles, book sets, and more.
There is no cost for a school to participate in the College Challenge. However, the Challenge is limited to 60 California high schools. Additional criteria being considered include schools' free/reduced lunch percentages and prior FAFSA completion rates.
To sign-up for the Challenge, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-846-6485 for an application.
Don't delay - the deadline to apply is Tuesday, December 23rd!