AB 540 Financial Aid

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TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID

What types of financial aid are available to AB 540 students?

The types of financial aid AB 540 students can get depends on their immigration status. Recently, the state passed the California Dream Act (AB 130 and 131) which will increase availability of financial aid. Below is a table that shows you what might be available to AB 540 students.


Types of Aid AB 540 Undocumented Student Undocumented Student: Does not meet AB 540 Requirements
In-State Tuition Yes, if eligible for AB 540 No
Federal Aid No No
Private Scholarships: Check individual requirements for each scholarship Yes Yes
CA Institutional Aid (Scholarships from private donors held at College or University) Yes, beginning Jan. 2012. Check with individual schools. No
UC University Grant Yes, Beginning Spring 2013 No
CSU State University Grant (http://www.sfsu.edu/~finaid/newtypeaid.html) Yes, Beginning Spring 2013 No
Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver (BOGG) Yes, beginning Jan 2013 No
EOP Services Apply for 2013-14 academic year; Check with school for deadlines No
EOPS Services Yes, beginning in January 2013. Check with school for deadlines No
California State Aid (Cal Grants; Chaffee) Yes, Apply for 2013-14 academic year. Check with school for deadlines No
Government Loans No No
Private Loans No No
Government Grants No No
Work-Study No No

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