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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 2024-25 California Dream Act by the April 2, 2024 priority deadline each year for maximum financial aid consideration. UC San Diego strongly encourages you to file your application no later than March 4, 2024.

  • 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 4.

The First Step

Make sure that you’ve applied for AB540 status and that your status shows you’re AB540 approved.

Dream Act

Be sure to complete the DREAM Act Application by the application priority deadline date of March 4th. If you have missed the priority deadline, please submit your application as soon as you can to try and receive the best aid possible.

  • UC San Diego School Code: 00131700

Dream Act Info

If your financial circumstances have changed compared to the 2022 income information reported on your 2024-25 CA Dream Act Application, you can file a Special Circumstances appeal with UC San Diego. Please visit Forms (ucsd.edu) for details.

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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Frequently Asked Questions