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AB 540 & the California Dream Act & Undocumented Students

AB 540 & the California Dream Act & Undocumented Students

Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver is available now! Submit this form to Financial Aid in Room A201.

AB 540 & the California Dream Act

This website provides detailed information for students and Laney faculty & staff about AB 540, the California Dream Act as well as links for undocumented students who may be interested in applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

AB 540 is a California law that was passed in 2001. It is written for students who are undocumented or a U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident who went to High School in California. If students meet specific requirements, they are able to pay ‘resident fees’ instead of ‘non-resident fees’ if they attend a CA public institution of higher education.

Thanks to the California Dream Act, AB 540 students at community colleges who are are now eligible to apply for privately-funded scholarships, the Board of Governors Fee Waiver, assistance from EOPS, CARE, or CalWorks, and state aid like Cal Grants and Chafee.