AB540

AB 540  

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

"On June 15, 2012 President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would not deport certain DREAM Act–eligible undocumented youth under the directive of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Under this directive from the secretary of DHS, these youth will be given temporary relief called “deferred action.” Deferred action will be valid for two years and may be renewed at the end of the two years. Individuals who receive deferred action may apply for and may obtain employment authorization." (UnitedWeDream.org)(FAQs)

Counseling Support Services

California Assembly Bill 540 (AB540) is a law that has been in effect since January 2002. AB540 states that students meeting all the following requirements will qualify to pay “in-state” tuition:

Academic Counseling Department
(English/Spanish)
415-452-5235/415-239-3296
 
African American Scholastic Program (AASP)
 (English/Spanish)
415-452-5315
 
Asian Pacific American Student Success Center (APASS)
(English/ Cantonese/Vietnamese/Tagalog)
415-452-5620
 
Latina/o Services Network (LSN):
(English/Spanish)
415-452-5335
 
Filipino American Student Success Program: TULAY,
(“bridge” in Pilipino):  (English/Tagalog)
415-452-5922
 
Voices of Immigrants Demonstrating Achievement (VIDA)
(English/Spanish)
415-452-5919
 
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
(English/Spanish)
415-239-3562
 
Mission Center
1125 Valencia St. (between 22nd & 23rd) San Francisco: (English/Spanish)
415-920-6056
 
Chinatown/North Beach Center:
808 Kearny St., San Francisco:  (English/Cantonese/Mandarin)
415-395-8600

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The California Dream Act of 2011 was passed in two laws AB 130 & AB 131. At CCSF these laws allow AB 540 eligible students to apply for:

  • Privately funded scholarships. At CCSF there are various general and selective scholarships available. Starting January 2013 AB 540 students will also be able to apply for CCSF scholarships which require BOG fee waiver eligibility, such as the Osher Endowment and Osher Initiative Scholarships.
  • Institutional financial aid like EOPS grants & fee waivers and community college BOG fee waivers (starting Jan 2013)
  • State financial aid like Cal Grants and Chafee Grants (starting Jan 2013)

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What is AB540?

AB540 is a state law that exempts certain students who are not residents of California from paying nonresident tuition at California Community Colleges and California State Universities.  The current CCSF rate is $46 per unit.

What is AB540?

Students who meet all of the following requirements:

  • You attended a California high school for three or more years.
  • You graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent of a high school diploma from California (e.g., GED or California Proficiency Exam).
  • You registered at a California Community College in Spring 2002 or later.
  • You completed a California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request.
Steps to Qualify

Complete a California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request. City College will determine your eligibility based on your application and the California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request.

Tuition

$46 per unit.

When can I apply?

You can apply at any time. Complete the California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request and submit it to City College of San Francisco, Admissions and Records, Credit Division, Conlan Hall 107, 50 Phelan Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112.

More info

 City College of San Francisco, Admissions and Records, Credit Division, Conlan Hall 107, 50 Phelan Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112.

Citizen

Yes. AB540 applies to you if you attended a California high school for three or more years AND you graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent of a high school diploma from California (e.g., GED or California Proficiency Exam).

Questions

Contact City College of San Francisco, Admissions and Records, Residency Department, Conlan Hall 107, 50 Phelan Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112, (415) 239-3287, fax (415) 239-3923 or email resident@ccsf.edu

FAQ on Deferred Action (DACA) Form I-821D

Formas - 765 y I-765-WS sobre Acción Diferida

Forms I-765 and I-765-WS regarding Deferred Action