- Must have attended a California high school for 3 or more years
- Must have graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent of a high school diploma
- Must have registered or be currently enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education in California
- Student must file an affidavit stating they meet AB 540 criteria and will apply for legal residency as soon as they are eligible to do so.
CSUN requires non-resident students to submit an AB 540 Affidavit, CSU Residence Questioner, and a official copy of their high school transcript with proof of graduation.
AB 540 Affidavit - “California Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Request”
You must obtain, complete, and submit the AB 540 Affidavit to the appropriate office of the college you WILL attend in order to receive the exemption from non-resident tuition.
California State University (CSU):
Request and submit the AB 540 Affidavit to the Office of Admissions and Records from the campus you will be attending after you have been admitted. You will be required to submit additional documentation such as high school transcripts and appropriate records of high school graduation or the equivalent.
**Non-immigrant students are not eligible for this exemption. Non-immigrant students, as defined by federal immigration law, may hold one of the following visas: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, TN, TD and V, and TROV and NATO.