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Undocumented Students

Undocumented / DACA students who qualify under AB540 criteria can apply for financial aid by submitting the California Dream Act Application. To be considered for state and institutional aid including grants, need-based scholarships, and university loans, undocumented AB540 eligible students must submit:

  • A California Dream Act by the March 2 priority deadline each year for maximum financial aid consideration.

  • A Cal Grant GPA Verification Form will be automatically uploaded to the California Student Aid Commission. You can monitor and manage your Cal Grant account on the CSAC website.

  • Continuing students who have completed at least 36 units at UC San Diego will have their GPA automatically submitted to CSAC by March 2.

The First Step

The first step to apply for financial aid is to submit the appropriate application, ideally by the priority deadline.

The California Dream Act Application is available for undocumented students who qualify for the AB540 fee exemption.

Dream Act

  • UC San Diego School Code: 001317

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If your financial circumstances have changed compared to the 2018 income information reported on your 2020-21 CA Dream Act Application, you can file an appeal with UC San Diego. 2020-21 appeal forms are not currently available. Please return to our website in mid-July for updates and availability of information.

Undocumented Student Services Center

Undocumented Student Services is committed to serving our undocumented students and their families through holistic services.

Undocumented Student Services strongly advocates generating a sense of community for all students that are undocumented or come from mixed immigration-status families.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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