Non-Resident Waiveralso known as AB540 Admission & Records Office Riverside City College
What is AB540? • A California law that allows students who meet certain requirements to pay in-state tuition at all public colleges and universities in California
Why is AB 540 important? Cost Per Unit for Non-Residents: - $183 (out-of-state) plus - $26 (in-state) Cost Per Unit for Residents: - $26 Total Cost for 1 semester at full time status (12 units): $183 + $26 = $209 $209 x 12 = $2508 Total Cost for 1 semester at full time status (12 units): $26 x 12 = $312 The difference between in-state and out-of state tuition are significant
How can I qualify for AB 540? • California HS attendance: 3 or more years AND • California HS diploma, GED or CA H.S. proficiency exam, Certificate of Completion • Undocumented students must file an affidavit (a written promise) with the college stating he/she has filed an application to legalize immigration status or will do so when eligible. The information that a student shares with a college or university is protected by federal law. The information cannot be shared with anyone, including immigration officials.
How do I apply? • Application for Admissions online at www.rcc.edu. • Complete the Non-Resident Waiver form available online at www.rcc.edu/students/apply/nonresident.cfm
Additional Information • AB540 students are not eligible for State aid • Undocumented students are not eligible for state or federal financial aid • Students with B1, B2, F1,F2,J1,J2 visas are not eligible for this exemption • Students living out of state and enrolled in online courses are not eligible for this exemption
Questions? • Contact: Lilia Acevedo at (951) 222-8197 or via email: Lilia.Acevedo@rcc.edu