Dream Center

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The Dream Center Mission is to provide information and academic counseling to new and continuing undocumented students at Fresno City College and to assist students in overcoming challenges of access and completion of vocational or transfer level goal in higher education.

Due to COVID-19, campus is closed to the public. However services and instruction are still open and available online and by telephone.

HOURS

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Contact

Contact counselor below.

Phone: 559.443.8570
Location: OAB-137 (closed)
(Old Administration Building #2)
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Email: MigrantSSS@fresnocitycollege.edu

Fresno City College 
Attn: Dream Center
1101 E. University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741

Wilfredo Felix Gamez

Wilfredo on right

Counselor

Monday & Thursday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

wilfredo.felix-gamez@fresnocitycollege.edu
559.442.8200 Ext – 8938

Schedule a Counseling Appointment

Guadalupe Garcia

Guadalupe

Counselor

Tuesday, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

guadalupe.garcia@fresnocitycollege.edu 
559.489.2244

Schedule a Counseling Appointment

Ben Reynoso

Ben on left

Director

Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ben.Reynoso@fresnocitycollege.edu 
530.420.7677

Services

Admissions

The Dream Center in collaboration with Admissions and Records assist Undocumented students to receive the AB540 Nonresident Tuition Exemption through the Bills AB540, AB2000, and SB68.

AB540 Exemption – allowed certain nonresident students who attended high school in California for three or more years, and received a high school diploma or its equivalent, an exemption from nonresident tuition.

AB2000 – Expanded the AB540 exemption, extending it to certain students who either attended California elementary or secondary schools (or both) for a total of 3 or more years, or attained equivalent credits in California.

SB68 – Expanded the exemption in 2018 allowing adult school and noncredit course work to establish eligibility for the exemption. Full time attendance at a community college means either 12 units of credit per semester (or quarter equivalent per year) or a minimum of 420 class hours per year (or semester or quarter equivalent per year) in non-credit courses authorized by Education Code section 84757.

Financial Aid

The Dream Center in collaboration with the Financial Aid office support undocumented students with the following three bills: Assembly Bill (AB) 540, AB 130, and AB 131. Together, these bills allow undocumented and nonresident documented students who meet certain provisions to be treated the same as resident students.

Combined, these Assembly Bills constitute what is called the California Dream Act, and they allow undocumented AB 540 students to:

  • Pay the resident fees at public colleges and universities,
  • Apply for and receive private scholarships funded through public universities, state-administered financial aid, university grants, community college fee waivers and state-sponsored Cal Grants.

Financial Aid Dream Act 

For more information stop by the office and speak to a Counselor.

Updates

September 2017 Talking Points from the Chancellor's Office

 

Resources

Education & Leadership Foundation: Immigration Integration Help Center

4290 E. Ashlan, Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: 559-291-5428
ELF Website

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

4893 East Kings Canyon
Fresno CA, 93727-3811
Phone: 559-434-5546
USCIS Website

The Mexican Consulate

7435 N Ingram Ave
Fresno, CA 93711
Phone: 559-233-3065
Mexican Consulate Website

Insure America Project

4969 E McKinley Ave #203
Fresno, CA 93727
Phone: (559) 573-8053
IAP Website

UndocuMedia

UndocuMedia Website

United We Dream

1900 L St. NW Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036
United We Dream Website

Self-Help Federal Credit Union

5150 Kings Canyon Rd, 109
Fresno, CA 93727
(877) 369-2828

FCC Admissions & Records

Phone: (559) 443-8604
Admissions and Records

FCC Financial Aid

Phone: (559) 442-8245
Financial Aid

California Student Aid Commission: Dream Act Application

California Student Aid Commission
P.O. Box 419026
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9026
Phone: (888) CA GRANT (888) 224-7268
CAL DREAM ACT       

CSU Fresno Dream Outreach Center

5240 N. Jackson
Fresno, CA 93740
559.278.5750
Dream Outreach Center

CSU Fresno Dream Success Center

5150 N. Maple Ave. M/S JA 62
Fresno, CA 93740
559.278.1554
Dream Success Center        

CSU Fresno Camp Program

Thomas Administration Building, Room 105
5241 N. Maple Ave M/S TA61
Fresno, CA 93740
(559) 278-4768
CSU Fresno CAMP

Fresno Pacific University

559-453-2000
FPU Website

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)

354 Pine Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94104
E4FC Website

FCC Scholarships

Scholarships at FCC

Education and Leadership Foundation Scholarships

ELF Scholarships

Dreamers Roadmap Scholarships

DRS Scholarships

FCC Students Without Borders Club

Dream Center, OAB 137
Phone: (559) 443-8570
Dream Center  

California Teaching Fellows Foundation

575 E Locust Ave #302
Fresno, CA 93720
Phone: (559) 224-9200
CTFF Website

FCC Student Activities

Phone: (559) 443-8688
Student Activities Website