Residency - AB540 California Nonresident Tuition Exemption
Under the provisions of AB 540 (2001), certain nonresident students who have attended high school in California are exempted from payment of nonresident tuition at public colleges and universities in California, including Cabrillo.
Do you qualify? To be exempt under this law, you need to:
have attended a high school (public or private) or adult school in California for three or more years and
have graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent prior to the start of the term (for example, passing the GED or California High School Proficiency exam) and
not be on an F1, B or other nonimmigrant visa and
if you are an alien student without lawful immigration status you must file an affidavit with us stating that you have filed an application to legalize your immigration status, or will file an application as soon as you are eligible to do so.
If you are a nonimmigrant [for example, you hold an F (student) visa, B (visitor) visa, etc.] then you are not eligible for this exemption.
If you are transferring from another California public college or university and wish to continue your exemption, make a new exemption request to us, along with required documentation.
If you meet the criteria, you will be exempted from the payment of nonresident tuition, but you will not be classified as a California resident. You will continue to be classified as nonresident.
Cabrillo College Admissions & Records serves you from two locations: Aptos: 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos CA 95003; Voice: (831) 479-6100; FAX: (831) 479-5782 Watsonville: 318 Union Street, Watsonville CA 95076; Voice: (831) 786-4701; FAX: (831) 786-4715