We make it our mission to help you remove obstacles that prevent you from pursuing your educational goals. Come and see us during our posted drop-in hours, by phone or email, and we will do our best to help you with your college finances—quickly and efficiently.  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. 

CA Dream Act Application

The California Student Aid Commission and West Valley College is pleased to announce the release of the statewide California Dream Act Application. For the first time, under Assembly Bills 130 (AB 130), AB 131, and AB 2000, AB 540 eligible students attending college in California may apply for and receive student financial aid from both publicly and privately funded sources. 

The Dream Act Application serves students who are ineligible to file the FAFSA.  The California Student Aid Commission has strict security and confidentiality policies and procedures in place to protect the integrity and confidentiality of student records. The California Student Aid Commission has not now, or in the past, shared any information which would indicate a student's immigration status, either documented or undocumented. The California Student Aid Commission also adheres to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99), a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.

Applicants will be considered for the Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver, Cal Grant and Full-Time Student Success Grant (FTSSG) awards when they apply between January 1 - March 2.  Students should renew the application every year they will be attending school.

Free Workshops Are Available For Additional 1-0-1 Assistance Every WEDNESDAY at 10am at the Financial Aid Office. Please contact us with any questions at: (408) 741-2024 or Rhonda Kirkland at: (408) 741-2601.

For additional resourses and scholarships, please visit:

California Student Aid Commission

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)


League of United Latin American Citizens

 AIChE- Scholarships, Awards, and Competitions



Special Alert from the California Student Aid Commission (Commission) warns you of scams targeting Cal Grant students.

There have been reports by students that they have been contacted by individuals claiming to be from the Commission who tell the student that they must pay money to receive, or reserve, their Cal Grant award. THIS IS NOT TRUE.

The Commission and its staff never ask for money or credit card information in order for a student to receive his or her Cal Grant award. A Cal Grant is free money, and students are never charged when applying for one using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application.

Please disregard these calls (or e-mails), and alert authorities immediately if contacted. If you believe you have been a target or a victim of financial aid fraud, please contact the Commission. You may also wish to file a report with your police department and/or notify the following agencies:

California Attorney General’s Office


(800) 952-5225

Federal Trade Commission


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