California Dream Act Service Incentive Grant Program
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Students can request payment after performing at least 150 hours per semester or 100 hours per quarter of community or volunteer service. Students must submit the Payment Request form along with documentation of the service hours performed. Documentation of service hours performed can be submitted on the California Dream Act Service Incentive Grant Program Service Hours Tracker or on any other type of documentation utilized by the service organization(s) if the documentation includes the name and signature of the certifying official.

Complete the Payment Request form to request payment.

2021-22 Payment Request


Payment Request Instructions

1. Download the Payment Request form.

2. Complete Section 1: Student Demographic Information.

3. Take form to Financial Aid Office to complete Section 2: School of Attendance Information.
     a. Financial Aid Office will complete all sections and provide a Financial Aid Administrator contact
         person.
     b. Financial Aid Administrator will sign and date validating certifying that the student has enough unmet need to qualify for the award.

4. Take form to service organization to complete Section 3: Service Organization Information.
     a. Service organization will complete all sections and provide contact information.
     b. Service organization will indicate total service hours performed, date service began, and date service completed on the bottom of the form.
     c. Service organization will provide documentation of service hours performed. Documentation of service hours performed can be submitted on the California Dream Act Service Incentive Grant Program Service Hours Tracker or on any other type of documentation utilized by the service organization(s) if the documentation includes the name and signature of the certifying official.
     d. If service hours are completed with more than one service organization,  utilize the Payment Request Supplemental to list the additional organizations.

5. Read, validate, sign, and date Section 4: Student Agreement on the bottom of the application.

6. Submit the completed form(s) and documentation of service hours performed to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC).

Email is preferred.
     a. Email: studentsupport@csac.ca.gov
     b. Or Mail: California Student Aid Commission
                          Attn: CA Dream Act Service Incentive Grant Program
                          P.O. Box 419027
                          Rancho Cordova, CA  95741-9026

7. Student will be notified via email when they are approved for payment. Payment will be processed by the institution of attendance and can take 4-6 weeks. Initial DSIG payment will occur after student receives at least one Cal Grant B payment.


For more information, please contact:

California Student Aid Commission

Student Support

(888) 224-7268

studentsupport@csac.ca.gov