Undocumented Students

California state legislation

AB 540 is a California law that allows some nonresident and undocumented students to pay in-state tuition and fees. To be eligible for AB 540, students must:

  • Have attended a California high school for at least three years
  • Have graduated (or will graduate) from a high school in California or received a GED or passed California High School Proficiency Exam
  • Have signed the California Nonresident Exemption Request, which states that the student meets all the requirements to qualify for AB 540 status and, if s/he is undocumented, is in the process of adjusting their immigration status, or will do so as soon as they are eligible
  • Not possess a non-immigrant visa

The California Dream Act is made up of two California Assembly Bills: AB 130 and AB 131. Both pieces of legislation enable students who qualify for AB 540 to be eligible for certain types of UC and state financial aid. Together, these bills means that AB 540 students are now eligible for:

  • UC scholarships and grants
  • Cal Grants
  • Chafee Foster Youth Grants
  • Other state financial aid

University of California (UC)

Undocumented Student Resources | Systemwide resources for undocumented students at UC

Berkeley | Undocumented Student Program

Davis | Undocumented Student Center

Irvine | UCI Dreamers

Los Angeles | Undocumented Student Program

Merced | Undocumented Student Services

Riverside | Undocumented Student Programs

San Diego | Undocumented Student Services

Santa Barbara | Undocumented Students Services

Santa Cruz | Undocumented Student Services

California State University (CSU)

Undocumented Student Resources | Systemwide resources for undocumented students at CSU

Fresno | Dream Success Center

Fullerton | Titan Dreamers Resource Center

Long Beach | Dreamers Success Center

Los Angeles | Glazer Family Dreamers Resource Center

Sacramento | The Dreamer Resource Center

San Bernardino | Dreamers Resource and Success Center

San Francisco | SFSU UndocuGators

San Luis Obispo | Undocumented Student Working Group

Stanislaus | Dreamers

Additional Resources

Educators for Fair Consideration's (E4FC) mission is to empower undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals through personal, institutional and policy transformation.


E4FC Scholarship List

My Undocumented Life


Hispanic Scholarship Fund






Email: eaop@berkeley.edu
Phone: 510.642.2364
Fax: 510.643.5827

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University of California, Berkeley
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Berkeley, CA 94720-1060



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