In addition to federal student aid, there are state aid programs available.
State Financial Aid
The passage of the California Dream Act in 2011 extended eligibility for certain types of institutional and state aid to students who meet AB540 criteria but are without a valid immigration status. SCI-Arc and the Office of Financial Aid are highly committed to the success of Dream Act-eligible students and are proud to welcome those who have been selected to attend.
Students should visit the California Student Aid Commission’s website, as it contains useful information on the types of funding and resources that are available.
Students who are able to apply for financial aid through the Dream Act application will have their eligibility reviewed for Cal Grants and the State University Grant. In order to be considered for California state financial aid, students must complete the 2016-17 California Dream Act application. To be considered for priority financial aid, students must file the application by March 2.
Complete the Cal Grant GPA Verification (the school-certified GPA must be received by CSAC no later than March 2.
Students who received their social security number through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) should complete a California Dream Act application to be considered for financial aid.
Students should indicate that they will be applying to SCI-Arc (Federal School Code 014073).The application requests data from federal income tax returns. If these returns are not completed by the priority deadline, students should report estimated tax figures on their application. After an application has been processed and tax returns have been filed, students will have the opportunity to correct any estimates.