California Dream Act Application Process

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It Pays to Dream, Apply for the California Dream Act! New Applications are available October 1st


Step 1: Applynew window October 1st - March 2nd

Submit both applications by the March 2nd deadline to be considered for Cal Grant.

Cerritos College School Code: 00116100

Step 2: Check your To Do ListPDF document June 1st

If you receive an email notification or login to your Webgrants account and it states that you are eligible to receive the Cal Grant, check your To Do List. View your To Do List on MyCerritos under the Student Center. Complete and submit all required forms to the financial aid office in order to receive your award notification.

Step 3: Review Awards

Review your awards on your MyCerritos account under Finances Section by clicking on View Financial Aid to see what you qualify for.

Note: Plan ahead, it is important to review your awards in order to bugdet yourself and know how much money you need to save for books and supplies.  

Step 4: Receive Disbursement

Receive your Cal Grant disbursement in the mail by check, if eligible. You must be in a minimum of 6 units in order to receive a portion of your Cal Grant.

Note: In order to receive your Cal Grant and Full Time Student Sucess Grant disbursements you must meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards.     


Helpful Hint: Create an Webgrants accountnew window to stay informed about the status of your California Dream Act Application and eligibility for the Cal Grant. You will need your California Dream Act ID number to create an account. The number is located on your California Dream Act Application. 

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