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1. I am undocumented can I enroll in college?
Yes! You cannot be denied admission based on your immigration status. In addition, if you qualify for AB 540 you can pay in-state tuition.
2. Will the school share my information with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)?
No. The information you provide our Office of Admission and Records will be kept confidential. The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 protects your information.
3. Is there help to pay for college?
Yes! Please review the requirements for The California DREAM Act. If you meet the requirements, you are eligible for private funding in the form of scholarships, and state financial aid including the Board of Governors (BOG) fee waiver and the California Cal Grant. Please also review our scholarships page.
4. What will happen if I have already given the school a Social Security number that does not belong to me, or stated that I am a United States citizen or lawfully present immigrant and I am not?
If you are eligible to apply for AB 540 but have falsified information regarding your immigration status in the past with your college or university or any other state or federal agency, you should seek legal advice from a licensed immigration attorney. Falsely claiming to be a United States citizen or a legal permanent resident is considered immigration fraud and may cause you to be ineligible to legalize your immigration status if you become eligible to do so in the future. For a referral to a licensed immigration attorney, call the State Bar of California at (866) 442-2529 or American Immigration Lawyers Association www.aila.org. (RETRIEVED FROM MALDEF: http://www.maldef.org/education/public_policy/6.2.4_ab540_faq.pdf )