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AB 540 Information

AB 540 is a way that some undocumented students can achieve a college education.

  • Must have attended a California high school for 3 or more full academic years (between grades 9 though 12, inclusive and does not need to be consecutive years.);
  • Must have or will graduate from a California high school or have attained a G.E.D.;
  • Must register or is currently enrolled at an accredited institution of public higher education in California;
  • Must file or will file an affidavit as required by individual institutions, stating that the filer will apply for legal residency as soon as possible;
  • Must not hold a valid non-immigrant visa (F, J, H, L, A, E, etc.)

For More Information and Resources, visit these sites:

Immigration Center for Women and Childeren: 


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Educators for Fair Consideration:




This carefully researched list contains 32 pages of up-to-date information about scholarships available for Bay Area immigrant students PLUS advice and tips for writing winning scholarship applications. Many scholarships have just been added in 2012. This list is revised regularly, so please visit for more information.

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