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California Nonresident Tuition Exemption
Education Code § 68130.5, as amended, commonly known as AB 540

California Nonresident Tuition Exemption commonly known as AB 540, exempts certain students from paying nonresident tuition (higher than resident tuition) and/or allows them to apply and receive state aid at certain California public and private colleges.

Satisfy either items 1 or 2 (Time and Coursework Requirement)

1. Three (3) or more years of full-time attendance or attainment of equivalent credits earned in California from the following schools (or any combination thereof):

A. High School *
B. Adult School *
C. Community College (credit or non-credit courses) ** or

2. Three (3) or more years of full-time high school coursework and attended a combination of elementary, middle and/or high school in California for a combined total of three (3) or more years.

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Financial Aid for Undocumented/Dreamer Students
There are many financial aid options for undocumented/dreamer students, both through CSAC and through colleges themselves

There are many financial aid opportunities for undocumented/dreamer students including: Cal Grant, Chafee Grant, Middle Class Scholarship, UC Grants, State University Grants, California Community College (CCC) California Promise Grant, EOP/EOPS, some University scholarships and some private scholarships administered by campuses.

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What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)?
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a federal process that defers removal action of an individual by USCIS for a specified number of years

DACA is a federal process that defers removal action of an individual by USCIS for a specified number of years. It is important to note that DACA is not the same as financial aid and Undocumented/Dreamer students should still submit a CA Dream Act Application and Non-SSN GPA instead of a FAFSA.