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:
Financial Aid & Scholarships
The Vice President of Student Affairs Office
Book Your Appointment
You can request a phone or video appointment by:
Voice Message: 310-434-4892
First time contacting the Dream Program?
Office Hours | Winter 2021
- Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
DREAM Therapist: Kimberly Rios-Lam, Psy.D
Winter 2021 Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday
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.
Immigration Legal Services Project
Schedule your DACA renewal appointment with CARECEN using their online system: CARECEN-LA College Legal Services.
- Click the "Book Now" button.
- Select the Santa Monica College tab.
- Select first-time appointment (for DACA renewals, etc.).
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.