Financial Resources


Starting your college journey can feel overwhelming, but securing financial aid through the CADAA is simpler than you might think.  

The California Dream Act Application (CADAA) is your key to obtaining cash for college from the state of California and even your school. The CADAA is designed to help undocumented and AB 540 eligible students like you access the financial support needed for college. 

By completing the CADAA, you open the door to opportunities like Cal Grants, institutional grants, scholarships, and other aid that can make a big difference. Whether you’re planning to attend a four-year university, community college, or trade school, submitting a CADAA can help you manage the cost of your education. Don’t leave money on the table—make sure you take full advantage of the financial aid available to you. 

Ready to get started? Click the link below to discover more about the types of aid available, the step-by-step application process, and important deadlines you need to keep in mind. Your future is waiting—let CADAA help you get there! 

Quick Links

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Preparing to File the CADAA

Get ready with essential documents and information before starting your CADAA application.

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Completing the CADAA

Follow our step-by-step guide to accurately fill out your CADAA form. 

After Completing the CADAA

Discover what to expect and the steps to take after submitting the CADAA 

Office Hours Support 

IESuccess offers open office hours year round for students and their parents/guardians needing assistance with the FAFSA or CADAA application. Join us for personalized support on application sections, eligibility requirements, and the overall process. These informational sessions ensure your application is accurate and complete. 

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