link Dreamer Student Resources

Students with Dreamer sign.

Mission College is a public community college that strives to ensure students have access to resources to be successful. 

The undocumented student population includes individuals without legal status, those with work authorization (DACA), and students whom are eligible for AB 540, AB 130, and AB 131. The following resources serve as a hub for students, faculty, staff, and the community.

For campus staff contacts, please check out Allies for Undocumented Students. 


Dreamers "Steps to Success" Roadmap

Print the Dreamer Trifold for Easy Viewing

STEP
1

CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT APPLICATION / FINANCIAL AID
The California Dream Act Application allows students interested in attending eligible California Colleges, Universities and Career Education Programs to apply for state financial aid. This application is unrelated to the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Apply by March 2nd for the upcoming school year!

STEP
2

APPLY TO MISSION COLLEGE
 Apply to be a student for free at CCC Apply, get a student ID number (in 2-3 business days) and then register for classes when registration occurs. Go to apply.missioncollege.edu for details.

STEP
3

COMPLETE AB 540/2000/68
Complete the AB 540/2000/68 fillable PDF form to waive nonresident tuition. Email it to Admissions & Records.

STEP
4

ORIENTATION 
Complete the free and self-paced online orientation

STEP
5

ASSESSMENT
Take the self placement assessment tests for math and english. (They take less than 10 minutes to complete). For ESL courses, complete our ESL Placement tool. 

STEP
6

REGISTER FOR CLASSES
Once you have your student ID number, log into My Mission Portal to pay  and register for classes.

New Resources and Recent News

 

News and Events

These events are open to students and the community. Click on the links below for more information.

Event Title: Analysis of the DACA Texas Ruling

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2021

Time: 12:00pm

Register Here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__CkRMkXPTzCw3iPeC_FmTQ

Webinar: This webinar will include a legal analysis of the Texas decision; what it means for the future of DACA; the practical impacts of the decision on current DACA recipients, DACA-eligible students, and campuses; its implications for the ongoing negotiations in Congress regarding a roadmap to citizenship; the response of and next steps for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); and the opportunities and urgency for advocacy by higher education leaders and communities.

Speakers:
Veronica Garcia, Staff Attorney, Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) 

 

Health Coverage Support

Check out Healthier Kids Foundation for guidance on young adult health care options!

Financial Aid for Dreamers

Financial Aid for Dreamers

Get help on completing your CA Dream Act through our Welcome Center Ambassadors or attend a workshop
 
 
Complete your CA Dream Act financial aid application to see if you are eligible for the following types of aid:
  • Cal Grant, Chafee Grant, Middle Class Scholarship
  • UC Grants, State University Grants
  • California Community College (CCC) California Promise Grant
  • EOP/EOPS
  • Some University scholarships
  • Some private scholarships administered by campuses

Application deadline for all Dreamer Cal Grants and most of the other aid listed above is March 2.

California Dreamer Service Incentive Grant Program (DSIG)

Scholarship Lists 

2021 Scholarship Guides for undergraduate, graduate and fellowships that do not require a social security number through Immigrants Rising! 

Mission College General Scholarship Opportunities.

We recognize many of our students have overcome difficult obstacles. Mission College supports our hard working students and offers a variety of scholarships to help make your dreams a reality.