AB 540  

California Assembly Bill 540 ( AB540) is a law that has been passed in effect since January 2002. AB540 states that students meeting all the following requierments will quilify to pay "in-state" tuition.



Three years of attendance in a California High School, which may include high school level course taken at City College of San Francisco.


- High School Diploma or

- California Certificate of Completion or

- GED (English or Spanish)


In a California Community College, California State University or University of California

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California Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Request Waiver (AB540 Form)


Counseling and Support Services

Latino Services Network (LSN):

(English and Spanish)



Jorge Avila
Counseling Faculty
415 452-5337


Anastasia Fiandaca
Counseling Faculty
415 239-3824


Leticia Silva
Counseling Faculty
415 452-4756

Susan Mayorga
Counseling Faculty
415 239-3945



Academic Counseling Department




Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)




Mission Center

1125 Valencia St. (between 22nd & 23rd) San Francisco: (English/Spanish)



Admissions and Records

Ocean Campus/ MUB 188


50 Phelan Ave

415-239-3287/ 415-452-5172

Financial Aid- California Dream Act

The California Dream Act- As of January 2011, AB 540 students are eligible to apply for California State financial aid (not FAFSA).  The two laws AB 130 & AB 131 allow AB 540 eligible students to apply for:

  • Privately funded scholarships. At CCSF there are various general and selective scholarships available. Starting January 2013 AB 540 students will also be able to apply for CCSF scholarships which require BOG fee waiver eligibility, such as the Osher Endowment and Osher Initiative Scholarships.
  • Institutional financial aid like EOPS grants & fee waivers and community college BOG fee waivers (starting Jan 2013)
  • State financial aid like Cal Grants and Chafee Grants (starting Jan 2013)

2017-2018 Dream Act application will be available to complete online at https://dream.csac.ca.gov/

CCSF Campus Resources


Founded in Fall 2019, City DREAM is a resource center for undocumented students and all students affected by immigration issues. The advocacy for undocumented students resources and the creation of a safe space began with the founding of student organization Voices of Immigrants Demonstrating Achievement (VIDA) in 2012. Furthering this work, the combined efforts of students, faculty, staff, and administrators led to the creation of City DREAM. City DREAM will continue to grow as a welcoming and dedicated student hub to ensure the success of our undocumented students.

Contact City DREAM

Temporary Location: Ocean Campus, Student Union Building, Room 104A

Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Email: citydream@ccsf.edu

Phone: (415) 452-5919

Web: https://www.ccsf.edu/en/student-services/city-dream.html


FAQ on Deferred Action (DACA) Form I-821D

Formas - 765 y I-765-WS sobre Acción Diferida

Forms I-765 and I-765-WS regarding Deferred Action