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AB 540 & the California Dream Act for Undocumented Students

AB 540 & the California Dream Act for Undocumented Students

At Laney College, we recognize the dignity and value of the individual and continuously strive to provide opportunities for all those who seek an education. As advocates for the creation and maintenance of a safe place that supports education for all members of our community, we created this website as a resource for undocumented students, their families, and their allies.

Read Peralta’s Resolution to Support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (9/5/2017)

Do you need to talk someone who can understand any anxieties regarding DACA? If yes, click here.

One-pager with resources for faculty and staff


What is AB540?

California Assembly Bill 540 was signed into law in 2001 and allows eligible undocumented, legal permanent resident and U.S. citizen students to pay in-state tuition at public California colleges and universities.

Thanks to the California Dream Act, AB 540 students at community colleges 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.

Learn about resources and other information by navigating the links on the left of the page