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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).
Information Retrieved from: http://www.cadreamnetwork.org/ab-540