Yuba College is committed to creating a safe and open environment for all students, staff, and faculty.

The goal of this web page is to share information about the college, district, and community resources to support DACA students.

AB 540 and the California Dream Act

The decision to terminate DACA does NOT impact a student’s ability to attend our college, qualify for an exemption from non-resident tuition fees under AB 540, or to apply for financial aid under the provisions of the California Dream Act. AB 540 and the California Dream Act are state programs that are entirely separate and distinct from DACA and the federal enforcement of immigration laws.

DACA Renewal

If you already have DACA, you’re DACA and work permit will continue to be valid until its expiration date. If you have a DACA application (initial or renewal) that was accepted for processing by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) through September 5, 2017, the agency will continue with the process of adjudicating your application. If you have a permit that will expire between now and March 5, 2018, you may apply for a two-year renewal of your DACA, but your request must be accepted by USCIS by October 5, 2017.

Deadline for your Renewal is October 5, 2017

California Dream Act (AB 540 eligible) student, and exempt from paying non-resident enrollment fees, if students meet all of the following criteria:

Attended a California high school for at least three years, OR attained the equivalent of at least three years of credits from a California high school and attended at least three full years at California K-12 schools; AND Graduated from a California high school, got a GED or passed the California High School Proficiency Exam; Are registered or enrolled at a California community college; AND If required, complete an affidavit saying you have filed (or will file when you are eligible to do so) for legal immigration.

Cerro Coso welcomes Dreamers, AB 540 and DACA students. Please apply at cerrocoso.edu today!

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office will not release any personally identifiable student information related to immigration status without a judicial warrant, subpoena or court order, unless authorized by the student or required by law.—Eloy Ortiz Oakley, California Community Colleges Chancellor.

The California Dream Act Application allows students enrolled in eligible California Colleges, Universities and Career Education Programs to apply for state financial aid. This application is unrelated to the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. https://dream.csac.ca.gov

 Scholarships Available to cover $495.00 DACA fee at Ic4daca.org



Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) E4FC engages a diverse coalition of undocumented young people and allies who are committed to building lasting relationships that meaningfully impact the lives of undocumented young people. Please visit: http://www.e4fc.org/


United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. Our powerful nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. We organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status. Please visit: http://unitedwedream.org/


California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) houses the California Dream Act Application which allows undocumented students enrolled in eligible California Colleges, Universities, and Career Education Programs to apply for state financial aid. CSAC also provides additional information and resources about the CA Dream Act. Please visit https://dream.csac.ca.gov/


MALDEF Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the “law firm of the Latino community”, MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access. Please visit http://www.maldef.org/


Immigration laws are complex, subject to change, and broad in their interpretation. Specific immigration questions should be referred to immigration attorneys. The following links may be helpful.

E4FC Legal Services: http://e4fc.org/legalservices/getfreelegalhelp.html

California Rural Legal Assistance: http://www.crla.org/

Immigrant Legal Resource Center: https://www.ilrc.org/

Red Cards: https://www.ilrc.org/red-cards

National Immigration Law Center: https://www.nilc.org/

Know Your Rights: https://www.nilc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Rights-No-Matter-Who-Is-Pres-2016-11-10.pdf

Information Regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA):https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca


Resource Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth http://e4fc.org/images/USED_ResourceGuide.pdf

Help for Immigrant Families: Guidance for Schools https://www.ilrc.org/sites/default/files/resources/school_resource_v3.pdf

Top 10 Ways to Support Undocumented Students http://e4fc.org/images/E4FC_EducatorTop10.pdf

Undocucollege Guide & Equity Tool http://e4fc.org/images/UndocuCollegeGuideIndex_Final.pdf

Educators United to Protect Immigrants and Refugees https://actionnetwork.org/forms/educators-united-to-protect-immigrants-and-refugees

CDE & CSAC Joint Announcement on DREAM Act PDF

10 Things you need to know about the California Dream Acthttp://www.csac.ca.gov/pubs/forms/grnt_frm/10_things_you_need_to_dream_act.pdf