posted by Justino Mora - Admin
on Wed, 07/27/2011 - 23:41
[Latest Update: Gov. Brown signs AB130 into Law]
Under AB 540, ratified in 2001, eligible students are those who may qualify for in-state tuition at public colleges and universities in California and meet ALL of the following requirements:
Attended a California high school for 3 or more years.
Must graduate from a California high school or attained the equivalent ( GED ).
If undocumented, the filling of an affidavit with the college or university stating they have applied for a lawful immigration status or will apply as soon as they are eligible to do so.
Current law makes a variety of student financial aid available, including Cal Grant programs, BOG Fee Waiver and different system-wide and/or campus-based grants or scholarships or other state-administered aid available only to California residents; but it excludes AB 540 students
What does the first part of the CA Dream Act (AB130) do?
AB 130 would allow students that meet the in-state tuition requirements to apply for and receive scholarships derived from non-state funds. It has no cost to the state. Eligible students are those who may qualify for in-state tuition at public colleges and universities in California (California Education Code §68130.5) and meet the following requirements:
Must have attended a California high school for 3 or more full academic years (between grades 9 through 12, inclusive and does not need to be consecutive years.
Must have or will graduate from a California high school or have attained a G.E.D. or received a passing mark on the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE)
Must register or is currently enrolled at an accredited institution of public higher education in California.
If undocumented, the filing of an affidavit with the college or university stating that they have applied for a lawful immigration status or will apply as soon as they are eligible to do so.
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