Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540), was signed into law in October 2001. It allows eligible undocumented, legal permanent resident and U.S. citizen students to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities if they meet the criteria to below.
Assembly Bill 2000 (AB 2000) passed in 2014. This is an expansion of AB540. It increases the scope of student eligibility for students who graduated early from a California High School with the equivalent of three or more years of credits. If a student graduates early, they must have attended CA elementary or secondary schools for a cumulative total of 3 or more years. It allows students meeting the criteria below to pay in-state tuition, the same as resident students.
Senate Bill 68 (SB 68) passed in 2017. This public postsecondary education exemption from nonresident tuition was approved by the governor and filed with the Secretary of State on October 5, 2017. This legislation amended Education Code, section 68130.5, changing the criteria for students eligible for a nonresident tuition exemption, as previously defined in Assembly Bill 540 (2001). Senate Bill 68 expands the requirements of AB 540/ AB 2000 to include attendance at California Community Colleges and attainment of an associate's degree.
SB68 Factsheet l SB68 Quick Guide l In-State Tuition Overview
California Nonresident Tuition Exemption In-State Tuition Affidavit
In order to receive in-state tuition at your higher education institution students must complete the affidavit upon entering each institution. Click here to download affidavit.
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Please refer to the following page for additional information and resources.
Santa Ana College Undocumented Student Services