AB 540 & Undocumented Students Rights & Student Services

Regardless of immigration status the student can apply for admission to a public college or university in California. The law allows students the following rights under AB 540 legislation:

  • Public colleges and universities in California cannot discriminate in admission based on a student’s immigration status.
  • Students are not required to show an ID or Social Security Card for admission.
  • Students are not required to show proof of legal U.S. residency in the review of a college application.

 AB 540 and undocumented students enrolled at Cañada College, have the right to access the same general services as other students. These services include:

  • Tutoring Services
  • Disabled Student Program and Services
  • Counseling
  • Admissions and Enrollment
  • Financial Aid [check back periodically for updates regarding the Cal Grant Dream Application]
  • Health Services

There are also many groups (online and local) dedicated to supporting undocumented students: