Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540) permits exemption from paying non-resident tuition fees for certain eligible California high school graduates.
To qualify for in-state tuition fees under AB 540 you must meet the eligibility requirements for this program. Applicants must submit an AB 540 Affidavit (California Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Request form) to the Office of Admission. AB 540 does not grant residency status; rather, it exempts/waives you from paying non-resident tuition fees. You will continue to be classified as a non-resident.
For information about how and when to submit the AB 540 affidavit, contact the Office of Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or, if you or your family have taken steps to obtain or legalize your status (e.g. permanent resident, asylum, family unity program, etc.), you may also apply for in-state tuition fees under California Community College Title 5, Chapter 2 “Residency Regulations and Requirements for Undocumented Aliens” 2.22. Through this process you would then be eligible for state aid, provided you meet any additional requirements set forth by those programs (for example, Low income.)
The following are required for AB 540 eligibility:
The California Dream Act of 2011 allows students who meet AB540 criteria to apply for and receive certain state and institutional financial assistance programs.