AB540/AB2000: Exemption from Payment of Nonresident Tuition

Some students may be eligible for exemption from payment of nonresident tuition under Assembly Bill 540 (AB540) / Assembly Bill 2000 (AB2000).

For additional information and eligibility requirements for AB540/AB200, consult the AB540/AB2000 website:   http://www.calstate.edu/dreamact/

If you believe you are eligible for exemption of payment of nonresident tuition under AB540/AB2000, complete the California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request and Affidavit and have an official copy of your final high school transcript with graduation date sent to Cal Poly.

Download AB540 Instructions and Affidavit

Important note: This summation is not a complete explanation of the laws regarding California residence for tuition purposes. Applicable sections of the California Education Code and Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations are available for review at the Admissions Office, Room 206, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm . You may also review them on-line at:

You may also contact the Admissions Office with questions concerning residency issues not covered here.

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