AB540 California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request
For Eligible California High
Any student other than a nonimmigrant alien, who meets all of the
following requirements, shall be exempt
from paying nonresident tuition at the California Community Colleges,
the California State University and
the University of California (all Public colleges and universities
The student must have attended a high school
(public or private) in California for three or more years.
The student must have graduated from a
California high school or attained the equivalency prior to the
start of the term (for example, passing the GED or California High
School Proficiency Exam).
An alien student who is without lawful
immigration status must file an affidavit with the college or university
stating that he or she has filed an application to legalize his or
her immigration status, or will file an application as soon as he
or she is eligible to do so.
Students who are nonimmigrants (for example,
those who hold F (student) visas, B (visitor) visas, etc.) are not
eligible for this exemption.
The student must file an exemption request
including a signed affidavit with the college that indicates the student
has met all applicable conditions described above. Student information
obtained in this process is strictly confidential unless disclosure
is required by law.
Students eligible for this exemption who
are transferring to another California public college or university
must submit a new request (and documentation if required) to each
college under consideration.
Nonresident students meeting the criteria
will be exempted from the payment of nonresident tuition, but they
will not be classified as California residents. They continue to be
AB 540 does not provide student financial
aid eligibility for undocumented students. These students remain ineligible
for state and federal financial aid.
PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING THIS EXEMPTION
FROM NONRESIDENT TUITION AT CHAFFEY COLLEGE
If you are a new student, submit application
for admission to Chaffey College. (If you are a continuing or
returning student, call the Admissions and Records Office for information.)
Contact the Admissions & Records Office at 909/652-6600 and ask to speak with your residency advisor.