Becoming a Student
AB 540/AB 2000/SB 68 Affidavit
The AB 540/AB 2000 Affidavit grants in-state tuition and allows for income-eligible students to apply for AB 130 & 131 (California state financial aid and scholarships). Eligible students must file an AB 540 Affidavit at every new campus they attend so that students are charged in-state tuition.
Eligibility Requirements for AB 540:
- attended a high school (public or private) in California for three or more years, or
- attained credits earned in California from a California high school equivalent to three or more years of full- time high school coursework and attended a combination of elementary, middle and/or high schools in California for a total of 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) and
- the student 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.
NOTE: Students must submit the AB 540 Affidavit to the college Admissions & Records office first, then they can receive financial aid.
For more information, see AB 540/AB 2000/SB 68 Affidavit