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Dream Center

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The mission of the CRC Dream Center is to assist undocumented students and students from mixed-status families achieve their academic goal. The Dream Center provides services, resources and support to address the unique barriers students face in their pursuit of higher education.

The Dream Center is open and offering services virtually during COVID-19.

Dream Center
Remote Assistance

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Subscribe to the Dream Center email list to receive announcements and updates on legislation, campus events, Dream Center events and more.

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Dream Center Services

General Services

We assist with completing the following:

  • Assisting Undocumented, DACA, and AB540 students with the application and enrollment process
  • Residency forms
  • California Dream Act Application (CADAA)
  • Financial aid guidance and scholarship information
  • Connections to other programs on campus
  • Referrals to outside agencies

Financial Aid Assistance

Financial Aid representatives are available to answer any general questions regarding financial aid as well as assist with the completion of the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

All assistance is FREE to any student interested in attending CRC.

CA Dream Act Application (CADAA)
Virtual Assistance

Questions can also be sent directly to Tony Vega, Financial Aid Clerk at

Legal Services

Legal Consultations

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), in collaboration with Los Rios Community College District, offers free virtual/telephone immigration consultations to Los Rios students, faculty, and staff. CHIRLA immigration services include:

  • Immigration consultations
  • DACA renewals
  • Naturalization
  • Family-based immigration
  • Know your rights

To make an appointment with CHIRLA, visit

Please note: You are not required to state the nature of your case/question to CRC staff to make an appointment with a lawyer.

Los Rios Immigration Clinics

Subscribe to the Dream Center email list to receive updates on upcoming legal clinics and more.


For more legal resources from outside organizations, see Other Resources.

Outreach and Admissions

Incoming first-year students and returning students receive ongoing support through the admissions process as early as the start of their senior year in high school and throughout their time at CRC. Dream Center staff assists and conducts student follow-ups to ensure that students are taking the right steps towards college readiness. We support students through the following processes:

  • CCCApply
  • CA Dream Act Application
  • College residency documents

UndocuAlly Training

UndocuAlly trainings are designed for staff, faculty, student employees and others who work with undocumented students and students from mixed status families at Cosumnes River College. The training provides an overview of the federal and state policies that impact the lives of undocumented students and students from mixed-status families, knowledge of the conditions experienced by students, activities, to reach a greater understanding on how to address these needs, and tools to become allies and advocated during student’s college journey and beyond.

Contact the Dream Center for more information on future UndocuAlly training sessions:

For information on upcoming trainings, subscribe to the Dream Center email list:


Common Terminology Related to Undocumented Students

Definitions of commonly-used terms.

Commonly-Used Terminology

Undocumented Student Admission and Enrollment Steps

Cosumnes River College welcomes undocumented students who live in the US regardless of DACA status.

Undocumented Student Admission

AB 540 and the California Dream Act

The California Dream Act allows students who meet the requirements of Assembly Bill 540 to apply for financial aid from the state. AB 540 allows certain students to pay reduced tuition fees.

AB 540 / CA Dream Act

Student ID Help Form

Submit this form if you are having trouble finding your Los Rios ID.

Student ID Help


Subject Privacy Information
CRC Policy Cosumnes River College will not release any personally identifiable student information, including any data related to immigration status, without a judicial warrant, subpoena or court order, unless authorized by the student or required by law.
College Eligibility The CCCs, CSUs & UCs are open to all students who meet the minimum requirements for admission, regardless of immigration status.
Financial Aid Benefits Students can be confident that based on federal and state law, any information they submit on their college admission and/or financial aid applications will not put themselves or their families at risk.
Restricting Data Access Directory information, which includes name, dates of attendance, and other factors can be considered public information. Students may request that the college restrict access to their directory information by contacting the Admissions and Records Office 


Aracely Larreynaga
Dream Center Student Personnel Assistant
(916) 691-7447


All services will be offered remotely.

Remote Hours

Monday and Tuesday:
9:00 am to 5:30 pm
2:00 to 6:00 pm


Library, L 125

Learn about other resources available to Dreamers and students from mixed-status families.

Resources for Dreamers