Santiago Canyon College AB 540 Website
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 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 in California).
- 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 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.
Procedures For Requesting This Exemption From Nonresident Tuition
Print and complete the AB540 form and submit it to the Admissions and Records Office. Call Admissions and Records Office at (714) 628-4901 if you have questions.