On October 12, 2001, Governor Gray Davis signed into law Assembly Bill 540 (Stats. 2001, ch. 814) that added a new section 68130.5 to the California Education Code. Section 68130.5 created a new exemption from the payment of nonresident tuition for certain nonresident students who have attended high school in California and received a high school diploma or its equivalent. [Education Code section 68130.5]
California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Application Formand General Information.
The CSULB Resource Guide can be down loaded in PDF format. It is a compilation of guidelines, requirements, on and off campus resources, including a listing of frequently asked questions. The Guide also has a list of CSULB personnel who can advise AB 540 students, faculty and staff.
AB 540 students and friends meet on a regular basis during the school year. The group
advisor, Dr. Elena Macías, can be reached at 562-985-8816.
Published by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center , the guide offers information about the ways that immigration status can impact a youth's ability to get a job, go to college, or remain in the United States.
Undocumented students, including AB 540 students are not eligible to apply for federal financial aid, however, with the passage of AB 130 and 131, state financial resources will be available in 2013 and scholarships administered by the colleges and universities are now available for AB 540 students. The following links are also recommended.
CSULB student success's main goal is to increase student retention and graduation with highly valued degrees. In the AB 540 Ally Training Project, the University will focus on undocumented immigrant students. CSULB faculty and staff are invited to apply to become AB 540 Allies. AB 540 Allies are invited to apply to be AB 540 Champions.