What are the benefits?

Claiming your rights as an AB 540 Student is a significant cost savings for your education! AB 540 students pay $46/ unit compared to the $190/ unit (non-resident tuition)

Additionally, under the California Dream Act of 2011, AB 540 students are eligible to apply for:

    • Privately funded scholarships. Through the SMCCCD Foundation and Cañada College there are various general and selective scholarships available.
    • 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)