Dreamers, AB 540, and DACA

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DREAMERS, AB 540 AND DACA Students

Welcome! Chaffey College and EOPS provide a safe space for all students as they pursue their academic and professional goals. This page provides information, resources, and support services for Dreamers and undocumented students.

 

Assembly Bill 540 - Nonresident Tuition Exemptions

AB 540/SB 68 exempts students (including undocumented students) who meet eligibility requirements from out-of-state tuition fees.

Benefits: Qualifying for AB 540/SB 68 provides students with the ability to pay resident fees and apply for the state-based financial aid through the California Dream Act, if eligible. AD 540/SB 68 also allow eligibile students to participate in EOPS. 

 

Students must meet the requirements for Part one and Part Two

PART ONE

Time and Coursework Requirements (either A or B):

  1. Attendance for three full-time years or the equivalent at any combination of the following:
    • California high school
    • California adult school (including non-credit courses offered by a California community college)*
    • Califronia community college (maximum of two years of credit courses can count toward this requirement)
  2. Three years of California high school credits, along with three years of total attendance at a California elementary school, California secondary school, or any combination of the three.

AND

PART TWO

Degree or Unit Requirements (completion of any of the following):

  1. Graduation from a California high school or the equivalent (GED, HiSET, TASC, CHSPE)
  2. Attainment of an Associate degree from a California Community College
  3. Fullfillment of the minimum transfer requirements from a California Community College to a UC or CSU campus

 

Benefits of being a part of EOPS AB540, Undocumented, and DREAMer students

  • Academic Counseling and Advisement
  • Personal Development Activities (e.g. workshops/field trips)
  • Referral to campus and community-based services or agencies
  • Develop a sense of community among your peers and EOPS

 

Can I apply to the EOPS Program?

Yes! Students who qualify for AB540 and completed a California Dream Act application are eligible to apply. Visit the EOPS home page to learn about the EOPS eligibility requirements.

*Students who qualify for AB 540 have completed a California Dream Act application and are eligible for the California Promise Grant A or B (formerly known as Board of Governors Fee waiver or BOGW)

*Undocumented students who qualify for AB 540 status can apply for state financial aid by completing the California Dream Act application.

For more information, please call (909) 652-6349 or (909) 652-6358 or email us at: eops@chaffey.edu

 

 EOPS DREAMers Student Mentors

The EOPS DREAMers Student Mentors aidm to guide current EOPS DREAMers through the transfer process. The EOPS DREAMer mentors provide guidance by sharing their personal and academic experience. You can ask them to share helpful information such as: 

  • Adjusting to university life
  • Steps to include to trasfer successfully as a DREAMer student
  • Financial Aid and Admissions & Records resources at the university you are transferring to
  • On-campus resources
  • Tips on staying motivated during your first year at a four-year university

 

Ask questions! The EOPS DREAMers Mentors are here to help you navigate the world of academia.

 

UC Riverside

Janneth Garcia, Psychology - Jannethgarcia25013@gmail.com

Oyinlola Oyindamola, Biological Science - omotaraoyinlola@gmail.com 

Mayra Ramirez, Psychology - Mayra.ramz93@gmail.com 

 

University of La Verne

Jasmin Bravo, Accounting and Finance - Jazminbravo25@yahoo.com 

 

UC Berkeley

Gissela Moya, Political Science - gissela.moya@berkeley.edu 

  

UCLA

Miriam Somera, English - somera.mi@gmail.com

 

Pomona College

Sichén Martinez, Psychology - sichen.martinez@gmail.com

 

Cal Poly Pomona

Candy Alcerro, Landscape & Architecture - candy1142012@icloud.com 

 

UC Davis

Erika Ortega, Graphic Design - eortegagarcia2763@panther.chaffey.edu