AB 540 and the California Dream Act


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This site provides detailed information for students and College of Alameda faculty & staff about AB 540, the California Dream Act and links for undocumented students who may be interested in applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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AB 540 is a California law that was passed in 2001. It is written for students who are undocumented or  U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents who meet certain coursework and attendance requirements in California. If students meet specific requirements, they are able to pay ‘resident fees’ instead of ‘non-resident fees’ if they attend a CA public institution of higher education.  For more information regarding AB 540 eligibility, click on the AB 540 Overview link on the left hand side of this page. Thanks to the California Dream Act, AB 540 students at community colleges are now eligible to apply for privately-funded scholarships, the Board of Governors Fee Waiver, assistance from EOPS, CARE, or CalWorks, and state aid like Cal Grants and Chafee.