What is a Dream Act ID or a CSAC ID?
What is a Dream Act ID?
For students who do not have a Social Security Number, the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) assigns these students with a unique student identification number called the Dream Act ID as a means of identifying, tracking, and sharing student information for its various financial aid programs. Once a student has successfully submitted their CA Dream Act Application, the Dream Act ID can be found on the student’s “Confirmation Page” of their CA Dream Act Application. Students will need to use their Dream Act ID in order to create a WebGrants for Students (WGS) account. Students should not be using their DACA SSN, high school or college ID numbers to create a WGS account. The Dream Act ID is nine digits long and always starts with three zeros (000).
Students should notate the Dream Act ID number in all communication with CSAC via email, telephone, or written document.
What is a CSAC ID?
The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) has taken steps to protect students from identity theft by replacing Social Security Numbers (SSN) with a unique student identification number called the CSAC ID as a means of identifying, tracking and sharing student information for its various financial aid programs. All mailed student correspondence and other communications to students contains this unique student identifier and not the student’s SSN. In addition, CSAC uses strong data encryption to protect the student information that is transmitted electronically between institutions and CSAC.
A student’s CSAC ID number can be found on mailed correspondence as well as through the student’s WebGrants for Students portal. The CSAC ID is nine digits long. Students should notate their CSAC ID in all communication with CSAC via email, telephone, or written document.
When contacting Student Support via phone or email, please provide either your Dream Act ID or CSAC ID.