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AB 540 Resources & Links

Important Forms

 California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request/ AB 540 Affidavit Students should submit this form to Admissions & Records to establish AB 540 Status.  For help with this form, please see Rene Rivas in Admissions & Records in A-109. Or email or call  510 464 3529

Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver Submit this form to Financial Aid in Room 201. For help with this form, please see Jamal Collins in Financial Aid in A-201 or email or 510 464 3420

California Dream Application AB 540 students should submit this application to receive state-funded financial aid such as BOG fee waiver, Cal Grant, institutional grants, and more. For help with this form, please see Jamal Collins in Financial Aid in A-201 or email or 510 464 3420

California Student Aid Commission (CSAC)  

Peralta Foundation Scholarships These scholarships are available to students enrolled in the Peralta Community College District

Other Resources  A comprehensive website with information for student, faculty, and staff. Very useful user-friendly site for anyone not familiar with AB540. Learn about preparing for college, college admissions, paying for college, and other useful information regarding current and potential AB540 students.

ASPIRE (Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights through Education) ASPIRE fosters a safe environment and support network for Asian Pacific American undocumented students so that they may achieve their dreams of pursuing higher education. Through youth empowerment, advocacy, and community building, ASPIRE works towards creating an inclusive and socially just American society.

Dream Resource Center The Dream Resource Center of the UCLA Labor Center  promotes  equal access to education by developing educational resources,  leadership tools, and support mechanisms for immigrant students, along  with educating the public about local and national policies.

I Can Afford College  A website by the California Community Colleges. This link will take you to the Dream Page

Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)   E4FC’s mission is to support undocumented students in realizing their academic and career goals and actively contributing to society. E4FC offers holistic programming that addresses the financial, legal, career, and emotional health needs of undocumented students.

The E4FC Website includes:

Legal Services This free and anonymous service is intended for immigrant students who do not yet have legal residency or citizenship in the United States. Students should be under 35 years old and enrolled (or intending to enroll) in college.

Scholarship Lists Scholarships that are open to all students. Includes scholarship guides from E4FC, MALDEF, and more

Guides & Resources E4FC guides and resources include Deportation Guide; Life after College Guide; and Deferred Action information

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Official Website for DACA

Deferred Action  Up-to-date information on President Obama’s Deferred Action program that may offer a temporary opportunity to stay in the US and apply for a work card

We Own the Dream DACA Application Processing Events

Free legal help for DACA applications

Getting legal help (E4FC)

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