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AB 540 & Undocumented Students Rights & Student Services

Regardless of immigration status the student can apply for admission to a public college or university in California.  The law allows students the following rights regardless of immigration status:

  • Public colleges and universities in California cannot discriminate in admission based on a student’s immigration status.
  • Students are not required to show an ID or Social Security Card for admission.
  • Students are not required to show proof of legal U.S. residency in the review of a college application.


AB 540 and undocumented students enrolled at Laney College, have the right to access the same general services as other students. These services include:

  • Tutoring Services
  • Disabled Student Program and Services
  • Counseling
  • Admissions and Enrollment
  • Financial Aid [check back periodically for updates regarding the Cal Grant Dream Application]
  • Health Services

There are also many groups (online and local) dedicated to supporting undocumented students:

  • Assembly Bill 540

    Tuesday 30 May 2017
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