The Mission Asset Fund, a San Francisco-based nonprofit with a long history of supporting Dreamers, along with generous support from the Weingart Foundation, announced it is now providing $495 scholarships so DACA recipients can safely renew their status. Any individual whose DACA status is set to expire between now and March 5, 2018 may still apply for renewal. The application deadline for these renewals is Oct. 5. Dreamers can apply for the scholarship at DACA Renewal Scholarship and receive a check made out to the Department of Homeland Security within 48 hours. These grants are available to community college, California State University and University of California students. Please contact Mission Asset Fund   with any questions.

 Visit DACA Renewal Scholarship to apply.

Get additional DACA information from the California Community College State Chancellor's Office and Immigration Services.



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


last published: 9/17/17 • validate xhtml css 508