Students with AB540 and/or DACA Status

UCLA graduate students with the status of AB540 or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) are eligible for certain types of funding at UCLA.  Students with AB540 status may apply for specific funding opportunities at UCLA that can be found at the “Funding for Entering Students” and “Funding for Continuing Students” links.  Students with DACA status are eligible to work in various positions, including teaching assistantships, graduate student researcher positions, and others.  The link below outlines the various options available.

Funding Eligibility for UC Grad students who meet AB540 and/or DACA Criteria

California Residency and Exemption from Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition (NRST)

AB540 Exemption

Students (except nonimmigrant aliens) who attended for three years and graduated from a California high school (or attained equivalent) but currently pay NRST may benefit from the University of California AB540 NRST Exemption Application and Affidavit.  The application includes information about UC AB540 policy and eligibility requirements.  For more information, please visit UCLA’s Nonresident Supplemental Tuition Exemptions page.

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