This California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) state grant program

now provides AB540-eligible students the opportunity to apply for Cal Grant A and Cal Grant B via the California Dream Act application. To be eligible, students must:

  • Have attended a (public or private) high school in California for three or more years:
  • Have graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent of a high school diploma; and
  • Be registered as an entering student, or be currently enrolled, at an accredited institution of higher education of California.


In addition:
A student without lawful immigration status must file an AB540 Affidavit (California Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Request form) with the institution of higher education they will be attending, stating that the student has filed or will file an application to legalize his or her immigration status as soon as he or she is eligible to do so. Males age 18 and over must also register with the Selective Service System before receiving the grant.

California Dream Act Cal Grant recipients are selected based on the eligibility criteria outlined in the California Dream Act Application and on the timeliness of their application. California Dream Act Applications must be received by March 2. Late applications will not be considered for financial aid. Please visit for more information and an application. Undergraduates awarded a California Dream Grant, and who meet all other eligibility requirements, are considered for limited university funding.


CSAC Contact Information:

For more detailed information about CSAC awards, visit: or
WebGrants for Students:

CA Dream Act Email:
CA Dream Act Online at

Telephone: Toll-free (888) 224-7268
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.


General Correspondence and Appeals:

California Student Aid Commission
Student Support Services Branch
P.O. Box 419027
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9027
Fax: (916) 464-8002


Navigating the financial aid process is a daunting task and we're here to help make the whole process easier so that you can focus on awaking your purpose University of the West.  Please send us a message or call any time during office hours to speak with a professional.

Whether you're a new admission or a returning student, The UWEST Finanical Aid Office is ready and able to assist with your financial aid needs.

Suite 116
1409 Walnut Grove Ave.
Rosemead, CA 91770

(626) 656-2122
(626) 656-2138

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