Resources for AB540/Undocumented Students. Helping Students Access & Finance Higher Education. By the end of today you will know…. What does it mean to be undocumented? If a student is undocumented, can s/he go to college? If a student is undocumented, can s/he apply for financial aid?
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Helping Students Access & Finance
NOTE: If your parents are undocumented but you are not, you are eligible to apply for financial aid.
for 3 years or more,
school or attained the equivalent (GED),
California college or university.
1 page legal document which states that you fulfill all AB 540 requirements and will apply for residency as soon as you are eligible to do so.
NOTE: this does not mean you must be in the process of applying for residency.
AB 540 Affidavit
You must file the affidavit at the campus you will be attending.
Affidavit is completely confidential. It is illegal for schools to share student information with USCIS.
UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS CAN PAY FOR COLLEGE BY:
If s/he is in the process of obtaining residency s/he may already be eligible for aid.
Application Fee Waivers: (offered by both UC and CSU)
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP): Program for low income and first generation college students that provides additional academic/ personal support, financial assistance and access to a wider range of other services.
(offered at CSU and UC campuses)
Extended Opportunity and Programs Services (EOPS): a state funded program which provides EOPS grants and educational services to students.
(offered at CA Community College campuses)