Gov. Brown Signs Califronia DREAM Act That Lets Undocumented Students Get State Financial Aid | California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a new law on Saturday that allows undocumented immigrant children in the state to receive state-funded financial aid and scholarships starting in 2013. This law is the second piece of the California Dream Act. Brown signed the first half in July which allowed undocumented students “to receive privately funded scholarships administered at public universities and community colleges.” The California Department of Finance estimates that 2,500 undocumented children will qualify and 1 percent of all Cal Grant funds will go towards their education.