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Under Assembly Bill 540 (AB540), you may be exempt from paying non-resident tuition. Governor Davis signed Assembly Bill 540 into law on October 12, 2001 and it became effective as of January 1, 2002. California Education code 68130.5 creates a new exemption from payment of non-resident tuition.
Any student, other than a nonimmigrant alien, who meets all of the following requirements, shall be exempt from paying nonresident tuition at the California Community Colleges, the University of California, and the California State University (all public colleges and universities in California).
|California Dream Act|
The California Dream Act of 2011, authored by Assembly Member Gil Cedillo (Los Angeles), became law through the passage of two Assembly Bills, AB 130 and AB 131.
AB 130 allows students who meet AB540 criteria to apply for and received non-state funded scholarships for public colleges and universities.
AB 131 allows students who meet AB540 criteria to apply for and receive state-funded financial aid such as institutional grants, community colleges fee waivers, Cal Grant and Chafee Grant.
For more information regarding the California Dream Act, please visit the Financial Aid website. (click here)