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Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

Applications are open. More information is provided on the COVID-19 Resources page.​


​About the DREAM Program

The Santa Monica College DREAM Program provides support services to undocumented students.

  • Increase personal growth, development, and retention of DREAM students through academic, career, and personal counseling

  • Assist in applying for the California Dream Act/Financial Aid and scholarships

  • Provide workshops relative to undocumented students and their families.


The DREAM Program was developed through commitment and collaboration from the following Santa Monica College departments:

  • Student Equity

  • Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • EOPS/CARE

  • The Vice President of Student Affairs Office

  • SMC Foundation​​

​Book Your Appointment

You can request a phone or video appointment by calling us at 310-434-4892 or by emailing us at Dream@smc.edu.

High school students: please email us or call us to schedule an appointment!

Office Hours

​Monday & Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Immigration Legal Services Project

​​Schedule your DACA renewal appointment with CARECEN using their online system: CARECEN-LA College Legal Services

From there:
  1. Click the "Book Now" button
  2. Select the Santa Monica College tab
  3. Select first-time appointment (for DACA renewals, etc.)

For now, they have Mondays available for SMC students through their online system. Appointments may be conducted via videochat during the current social-distancing mandate.

Legal services through this agency are FREE for SMC students, staff, and faculty and includes DACA renewals, general consultation, and more!​

Wellness Counseling

DREAM Therapist
Kimberly Rios-Lam, Psy.D​

Spring 2020 Schedule
Tuesdays/Wednesdays-- 9am-6pm

Telehealth Therapy Options
Video or phone sessions offered

How to meet with your DREAM therapist:

First time student accessing mental health services through DREAM, please contact your academic counselor or the program specialist for a referral form.​

SMC Foundation Stands with Undocumented Students

Santa Monica College Foundation has established a scholarship fund to provide immediate assistance to SMC's students who are undocumented and are faced with an unforeseen cost to attend college, such as the advanced financial burden to re-apply for DACA. The application fee is $505 per student. With the Trump Administration's announcement to end DACA, the reapplication process was fast-tracked, placing an unreasonable financial burden on our students.

Please consider a gift to this timely and most important initiative. 100% of the proceeds will directly benefit SMC Undocumented Students.

Donate to Support Our Undocumented Students

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