Is AB 540?
What Are the Requirements?
What Are My Responsibilities as a Student from the EOPS Program?
Can I Apply to EOPS?
Do I Apply?
California Nonresident Tuition Exemption For Eligible California High School Graduates (The law passed by the Legislature in 2001 as "AB 540")
Any student, other than a nonimigrant 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 in California).
What Are the Requirements?
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 equivalent prior to the start of the term (for example, passing a 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 immingration 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 under 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 "nonresidents".
What are my responsibilities as a
student from the EOPS Program?
* Must be a full-time student (Enrolled in an
maintaining 12 units each semester)
* Select classes from the educational
plan developed with an EOPS counselor
* Enroll in an complete Guidance 2,
Orientation to College, as advise by an EOPS counselor
* Participate in a Start-Term, Mid-Term, and
End-Term counseling appointments each semester
* Meet with an EOPS counselor BEFORE
dropping a class or making schedule changes
* Maintain satisfactory academic progress
Can I apply to the EOPS Program?
•AB 540 students will be able to apply for the Board of Governors Fee waiver (BOWG) for Spring 2013. However, student must first complete the California Dream Act Application found on the Financial Aid website: http://dream.csac.ca.gov/
•AB 540 students will be eligible to apply for Federal Financial Aid starting Spring 2013 (January)
•AB 540 will also be eligible to apply for EOPS at Chaffey for Fall 2013. The EOPS Program will begin accepting application late April/early May. If interested, please follow up with the EOPS Program and sign-up on the student interest list in the front desk.
How do I apply?
Interested and qualified students must complete an EOPS program application which will be reviewed by the
EOPS program technician to determine your eligibility. Spaces in the
EOPS Program are limited. Applications will be process in a first come,
first served basis.
Please Note: EOPS is no longer accepting applications for Fall 2013. We have reached our capacity for the Fall semester due to the high volume of applications received. However you are welcome to visit our office, so we may overview helpful program information which will prepare students for the next opportunity to apply.