College Access for All (Dream Act)

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For families/students who are concerned about their immigration status, Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540) was passed in 2001 to ensure that undocumented students would not have to pay out-of-state tuition fees based on their status. Students are eligible for the AB 540 exemption if they meet ALL of the following requirements:


  • Attend a California high school for 3 or more years;

  • Graduate from a California high school or receive the equivalent, such as a GED;

  • Submit the AB540 nonresident tuition exemption request form (attached) and sign the confidential affidavit included with the form stating that you will apply for legal residency as soon as possible. In this affidavit, students declare that they meet all AB 540 requirements and if they are undocumented, that they have filed an application to adjust their immigration status or will do so as soon as they are eligible to do so.

For more information, visit the following websites:
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General Information for Non-Residents.pdf

Advising Undocumented Applicants.pdf

Assisting Undocumented Students in Higher Education.ppt

College & Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented Immigrant Students.pdf