Undocumented Students (AB540 and under documented students)

There are resources to assist undocumented and under documented students (AB540) with financing their education, such as the Cal Grant Dream Act, merit based scholarships, and private scholarships.

Cal Grant Dream Act

Need-based aid will be made available to AB540 students during the academic year through the California Student Aid Commission's (CSAC) Cal Grant program. This is offered to students that graduated from a California high school and meet the income and asset requirement set forth by CSAC. Students should go on the Dream Act website to get further information on the process.


Undocumented students are eligible to receive merit-based scholarships only from Saint Mary's College. We recommend visiting the websites listed below to assist you with private scholarships. Also visit our Scholarships page to find other resources.

California Student Aid Commission:


Scholarship resources: