Student Support

DREAM Program

Counseling and support services for undocumented and mixed-status students.

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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

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Book Your Appointment

You can request a phone or video appointment by:

Email: DREAM@smc.edu.

Voice Message: 310-434-4892

First time contacting the Dream Program?

Complete the Welcome Form!

Office Hours | Fall 2021 

Monday - Friday | 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wellness Counseling

Please contact us if you need to connect to a therapist or visit the Center for Wellness and Wellbeing website.

Immigration Legal Services Project

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

  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!

March 31, 2021 Immigration Updates
Immigration Updates 3/31/21

Public Charge Rule

Watch additional videos on our Immigration Resources Page.

Scholarships 2020-2021

Check here for scholarships that are available to undocumented students.

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 $495 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