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California Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540)
What is AB 540?
Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540) is a California state law that allows students who meet certain requirements to pay in-state tuition fees at any UC, CSU, or California community college. You must meet the following criteria to apply for AB 540:
- **Attended a California high school for three years
- Graduated from a California highs school or attained the equivalent of a high school diploma (GED OR CA High School Proficiency Exam) AND
- Register or be currently enrolled at an accredited institution of public higher education AND
- Sign a statement (Affidavit) with the college or university AND
- Not hold a valid non-immigrant visa such as visas F, J, H, and L
AB 540 Affidavit
An AB 540 affidavit serves two purposes:
- Verify that the student meets the educational requirements and
- Certify the intent to establish legal residency
You must complete the Affidavit in order to qualify to pay in-state tuition. Once completed please submit to LAPC Office of Admissions. To download the AB 540 affidavit, click here.
** OR Attainment of credits earned in California from a California high school equivalent to three or more years of full-time high school coursework and a total of three or more years of attendance in California elementary schools, California secondary schools, or a combination of those schools (AB 2000-passed in 2014).
***OR under SB 68 passed Oct 2017 and goes into effect in Jan 2018: This bill exempts a student , from nonresident tuition at the California State University and the California Community Colleges if the student has a total of 3 or more years of attendance, or attainment of equivalent credits earned while in California, California high schools, California adult schools, campuses of the California Community Colleges, or a combination of those schools, as specified, or the student completes 3 or more years of full-time high school coursework, and a total of 3 or more years of attendance in California elementary schools, California secondary schools, or a combination of California elementary and secondary schools. The bill would also require that the student graduate from a California high school or attain the equivalent, attain an associate degree from a campus of the California Community Colleges, or fulfill minimum transfer requirements established for the University of California or the California State University for students transferring from campuses of the California Community Colleges
Information Retrieved from: http://www.cadreamnetwork.org/ab-540