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AB 540 Requirements

The following are required for AB 540 eligibility:

  • Attended a California high school for 3 years or more.
  • Graduated from a California High School or receiving a high school equivalent degree (GED).
  • Must register or currently be enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education in California.
  • Must file an Affidavit 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. At CSUSM, the AB 540 Affidavit (California Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Request form) must be completed and submitted to the CSUSM Admissions & Recruitment.
  • Must not hold a valid non-immigrant visa (F, J, H, L, A E, etc.).