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Dreamer Student Emergency Aid Grant


The State of California has provided limited funds to provide AB-540, or DACA students with emergency funding to help these students afford to stay in school. This is a state grant and does not need to be paid back. To request emergency funding, you must meet the eligibility requirements below:

1) Student has urgent need for funds to relieve emergency situation

a. For Example: medical, unexpected car maintenance (not including regular maintenance), housing emergencies or other extenuating circumstances.

2) Actively enrolled in at least 3 units at Golden West College

3) Residency Status is noted as AB-540 or DACA with the GWC Enrollment Center

4) The GWC Financial Aid Office has received a valid 2017-2018 California Dream Act Application

a. NOTE: U.S. citizens, and eligible non-citizens who qualify for non-resident tuition waiver under AB-540 are excluded from receiving any emergency funds from this program

If you meet the above requirements and would like to request emergency funds, you may click on the request form below.
Dreamer Student Emergency Aid Grant Request Form [PDF]

For an overview of student financial aid programs, processes for eligibility and additional applications, please visit the Coast Community College District Financial Aid website