AB 540 Student Resources

Assembly Bill (AB) 540 is a California state law that allows qualified undocumented students to pay in-state tuition, instead of out-of-state tuition at California’s public higher education institutions.*

Undocumented and Unafraid

Undocumented and Unafraid: Tam Tran, Cinthya Felix, and the Immigrant Youth Movement is a new publication co-sponsored by the UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies, highlighting the lives of undocumented student leaders and the growing national movement led by immigrant youth to pass the DREAM Act.

Deferred Action

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services FAQ
United We Dream FAQ
Pew Hispanic Center

California Dream Act

California Dream Act Application
Additional Information


CollegeBoard | Repository of Resource for Undocumented Students
AB540 Scholarship Information
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
E4FC’s Life After College Guide for Undocumented Students
Roybal-Allard Student Resource Guide

Consejo de Federaciones Mexicanas en Norteamérica (COFEM) Scholarships
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) Scholarships List

MALDEF Law School Scholarship
Salvadorian American Leadership & Educational Fund (SALEF)
10,000 Degrees | Scholarships for Undocumented Students
UCLA Scholarship Resource Center

Jobs and Internships

The Nonprofit Network Job Search
UCLA Labor Center Internships and Career Opportunities
MALDEF Internships and Career Opportunities

CHIRLA Internships and Employment Opportunities
Brave New Foundation Internships and Volunteer Opportunities
Voto Latino Internship Opportunities

UCLA Programs and Organizations

Academic Advancement Program | Counseling Unit
UCLA Career Center
USAC Textbook Loan Library

The UCLA Bruin Resource Center has programs for AB540 Students. Visit their BRC Programs page.

The UCLA Economic Crisis Response Team offers resources for all enrolled UCLA students who are experiencing financial hardships, regardless of their residency status. For more information, visit their website or contact them at 310-206-1189 or ECR@saonet.ucla.edu.

Free food is available on campus for financially struggling students through the following centers:

  • Community Programs Office Food Closet, located at the Student Activities Center (SAC) – Room 111.
  • Cafe 580, located at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church on Westholme Ave / Hilgard Ave.



The Saban Free Clinic provides affordable healthcare to the under served communities of Los Angeles, regardless of residency status. For more information, visit their website or call 323-653-1990 to make an appointment.

Additional Links

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Korean Resource Center
National Immigration Law Center
Voto Latino


Underground Undergrads
UnitedWeDream | YouTube Channel
Lost and Found, a film by Tam Tran