If the student is not a United States citizen, or permanent resident, or on a visa that allows the student to establish California residency, then the student must be able to certify that they have applied for some form of permanent immigration status at least one year and one day prior to the beginning of the semester. Beginning January 1, 2002, AB 540 required that certain non-resident and undocumented students who have completed three years of high school in California or beginning January 1, 2015, attained credits earned in California from a California high school equivalent to three or more years of full time high school course work and attended a combination of elementary, middle, and/or high schools in California for a total of three or more years and have earned a high school diploma, or its equivalent may be exempt from non-resident tuition. California residency can also be exempted and or established in other ways. Beginning January 1, 2018, SB 68 enables students to count years spent at a California Community College and adult education towards AB 540 eligibility. Additionally, the bill will allow the completion of an Associate’s Degree or satisfaction of the minimum requirements to transfer to the University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) to allow a student to qualify for in-state tuition and financial aid. Please consult the staff in A&R for specific residency requirements.