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Undocumented Student Resources: Home

Resources for undocumented students at Cañada College

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Cañada College is committed to helping undocumented students find the information and resources they need to promote success both academically and personally and make college a reality, regardless of one's immigration status.


About the Dream Act and AB 540

What is the California Dream Act ?

The California Dream Act is the name given to Assembly Bills 130 & 131, which allow some undocumented students to apply for and receive state-based financial aid and institutional scholarships.

The California Dream Act extends eligibility for certain types of  financial aid to students, including undocumented students, who qualify for a nonresident tuition exemption under AB 540.

What is AB 540?

AB 540 is a California state “Tuition Equity” law that enables eligible undocumented students to be exempt from paying nonresident college tuition. 

If you qualify for AB 540 status  you will be charged in-state tuition and fees, and not the supplemental tuition charged to nonresidents.


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