What is an AB 540 Student?

You are an AB 540 student, and exempt from paying non-resident enrollment fees, if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • Attended a California high school for at least three years;
  • Graduated from a California high school, got a GED or passed the California High School Proficiency Exam;
  • Are registered or enrolled at a California community college, CSU, or UC;

AND

  • Required, complete an affidavit saying you have filed (or will file when you are eligible to do so) for legal immigration status.

Please contact your college Admissions & Records Office to determine if you are AB 540 eligible.