AB540 and DACA

AB 540 Information

Students may be granted an exemption from the nonresidential supplemental tuition by meeting AB 540 requirements. Please visit the University of California AB 540 website for more information.


    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

    This information is subject to change.

    Students who are DACA-approved should note that:

    • Although approved DACA students may be eligible for a resident classification, current policy/procedure is to classify students as nonresidents with an AB540 exemption. Nonresident students with an AB540 exemption will be charged the same tuition rate as resident students.
    • Students who wish to be classified as residents for tuition purposes must first contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (OFAS) for counseling.
    • After being counseled by a financial aid advisor, students who still wish to be classified as California residents may present their DACA information to the campus Residence Deputy for review.


    This website summarizes UC Residence Policy and Guidelines and may not address all questions or cover all circumstances. Content on this website is merely for advising purposes and does not guarantee any residency determination. Although each campus may adopt different administrative procedures, University regulations regarding residency for tuition purposes are exactly the same for all UC campuses. Changes may be made in the residence requirements between the publication of this statement and the relevant residence determination date.

    Beyond the Residency Staff in the Office of the Registrar, no other University personnel are authorized to supply information regarding residence requirements for tuition.