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Financial Aid

Undocumented students, including AB 540/SB68 students are NOT eligible to apply for federal financial aid. However, with the passage of AB 130 and AB 131, state financial aid and scholarships administered by the colleges and universities are now available for eligible AB 540/SB 68 students. For more information on financial aid processes for undocumented students please refer to Financial Aid:

California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request form - PDF

Making An Appointment

You can use Beach Connect to meet with a counselor from the Financial Aid office who has been designated to assist Dream Success Center Students. To book an appointment with Beach Connect Counselor, sign into your SSO and choose “Beach Connect.”

Quick Reference Guide for Students - PDF 


Frequently Asked Questions

Do undocumented students apply for the FAFSA?

No. The FAFSA is for federal financial aid which undocumented students are not eligible for. Instead of competing the FAFSA, undocumented students should apply for state financial aid through the DREAM application by the March 2nd deadline. See Financial Aid for more information and eligibility requirements:

Can undocumented students receive scholarships?

Yes! We strongly encourage undocumented students to apply for scholarships. CSULB has a center dedicated to assisting students with their scholarship search. For more information on scholarships available to students, visit the Center for Scholarship Information.

What is the TheDREAM.US Scholarship?

CSULB is a partner college with TheDream.US scholarship. This is a national scholarship fund that provides eligible, first-time college student with up to $29,000 in funding toward tuition, fees, books, supplies, and transportation costs. The scholarship is renewable for up to five years, or until you have received the full $29,000 award. For more information on eligibility and to apply, please visit TheDream.US.

Outside of CSULB's Center for Scholarship Information, where can I search for additional scholarships?

Links and information provided to the following external scholarship organizations, websites, and/or search engines do not constitute an endorsement of the organization, their site's sponsors, and/or of their products by CSU Long Beach or the CSU Long Beach Office of Financial Aid.

Organization Name
My Undocumented Life College Scholarships
Dreamers Roadmap Scholarships
MALDEF MALDEF Scholarship Resource Guide 2020-21
MALDEF LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Pre-Health Dreamers Scholarship List
Immigrants Rising List of Undergraduate Scholarships
List of Graduate Scholarships
CSULB Beach Scholarships
Scholarships.com Scholarships for Undocumented Students
ScholarshipAZ Scholarship List
Nitro College Scholarship Opportunities for Undocumented Students

Reoccuring Scholarships

Organization Name
Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation THE CLAUDIA PATRICIA GÓMEZ GONZÁLES SCHOLARSHIP
THE VICTORIANO MACIAS LUEVANO SCHOLARSHIP
BLACK IS BRILLIANT SCHOLARSHIP
EL DERECHO A SOÑAR (THE RIGHT TO DREAM) SCHOLARSHIP
MARIPOSA SIN FRONTERAS SCHOLARSHIP
The Dream.US National Scholarship
Rocio ROCIO Film Scholarship for Undocumented Students
Hispanic Scholarship Fund HSF Scholarship
United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for young Hispanic Leaders
Sally Casanova Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program
Social Justice Council/Dreamers Scholarship Team of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach Defend the Dream