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CSP - AB 540 Resource Guide

Support for All Students 

If you are a student who identifies as AB 540/DACA/Undocumented and are pursuing a college education check out UCR Undocumented Student Programs and connect with their program coordinator. Additionally, the resources below can help you with advocacy, financial aid assistance and eligibility questions.



  • AB 540 UC Nonresident Tuition Exemption Application
  • Dream Activist
  • FinAid!
  • MEChA Alumni Scholarship

    The MEChA Alumni Association awards five scholarships of $500 each to multiple types of students including high school and transfer students planning on attending UCR, those currently enrolled at UCR and different types of students who identify as AB 540 as well. Each applicant must meet specific GPA and other requirements. Please see the application for complete details.

    If you are interested in applying for the MEChA Alumni Scholarship, please contact Maria Garcia at mgarcia@beaumontusd.k12.ca.us

  • MiRA (Migrant-Rights Awareness) at UCSD
  • National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
  • PODER (Providing Opportunities Dreams Education in Riverside)


    PODER’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/poderatucriverside/
    Contact:  poder.at.ucr@gmail.com  

  • UCR Undocumented Student Programs (USP)
  • UC AB 540 Tuition Exemption Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
  • UCSD Resources for Undocumented and AB 540 Students
  • USC's College & Financial Guide for AB 540 Undocumented Immigrant Students

    The University of Southern California has put together a helpful AB 540 Resource Guide featuring information on AB 540 eligibility, legislation and students’ rights, as well as support services, scholarships, internships, fellowships, financial aid resources and more. All the information inside is designed to help undocumented students obtain a higher education and succeed throughout their collegiate careers. The guide focuses on USC students, but is adaptable to any university. Read the AB 540 Resource Guide in English.