CALIFORNIA NONRESIDENT TUITION EXEMPTION REQUEST
Education Code § 68130.5, as amended, commonly known as AB 540
Effective January 1, 2018
Complete and sign this form to request exemption from nonresident tuition charged to nonresident students. Once determined to be eligible, you will
continue to receive the exemption as long as you fulﬁll eligibility requirements or until the University no longer offers this exemption. Applying for this
exemption does not alter your responsibility to pay, by the campus deadline, any nonresident tuition and associated fees that may be due before your
eligibility is determined. Complete and return this form to the Campus Ofﬁce of Admissions and Records.
I, the undersigned, am applying for the California Nonresident Tuition Exemption at California State University (specify campus)
and declare that the following apply to me.
1.) Check one box only:
I have a current nonimmigrant visa (not including a T or U visa) as deﬁned by federal law.
Nonimmigrants have been admitted to the U.S. on a temporary visa and include, but are not limited to, foreign students (holding F visas) and exchange visitors
(holding J visas).
I have a current nonimmigrant T or U visa as deﬁned by federal law.
I do NOT have a current, nonimmigrant visa as deﬁned by federal law.
This includes, among others, U.S. citizens, permanent residents, DACA recipients, and individuals without a current or valid immigration status.
2.) Select all items that apply to you from each column:
at the CSU) with a California high school diploma or the equivalent
(i.e., California-issued GED, CHSPE).
I have 3 years of attendance at a California high school.
I completed or will complete (before the ﬁrst term of enrollment at
I have 3 or more years of high school coursework and 3 years
the CSU) an associate’s degree from a California Community College
of attendance in California elementary schools, California
I completed or will complete (before the ﬁrst term of enrollment at the
secondary schools, or a combination of California elementary
CSU) the minimum requirements at a California Community College for
and secondary schools.
transfer to the California State University.
I attended or attained credits at a combination of California high
school, California adult school, and California Community College for
the equivalent of (3) years or more.
I have graduated or will graduate (before the ﬁrst term of enrollment
*A year’s equivalence at a California community college is either a minimum of 24 semester units of credit or 36 quarter units. Only two (2) years of full time attendance
in credit courses at the California community colleges will count towards the three (3) or more years of attendance. Full-time attendance at a California adult school is a
minimum of 420 hours of attendance for each school year.
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