By Jill Tucker
"At this time every year, parents of college-bound 12th-graders pack high school auditoriums and cafeterias to learn about the confusing and confounding process of applying for financial aid.
"This year, undocumented immigrants are eager to find a seat.
"For the first time, those families will be able to apply for state financial aid under the controversial California Dream Act.
"While federal funding is still out of reach, the state measure now allows children who were brought to the country illegally, but who attended a school in the state for at least three years to qualify for up to about $12,000 in Cal Grants to use toward college."