Equal Access to
Higher Education
Undocumented Student
College Admissions
Presentation Content
1. Your immigration status
2. Admissions
3. Paying for college
4. Wrap up on AB540 (if needed)
5. How...
Presentation Content
1.Your immigration status
2. Admissions
3. Paying for college
4. AB540: In-State Tuition
5. How to fi...
How do you become undocumented?
• Enter without immigration status
– Cross the border
– “Jump ship”
• Enter with status an...
Overstaying your visa
1998/3 1998/4 2001/4 2001/8 2002/6 2002/12
Legal Status Legal Status Legal Status Undocumented
Visit...
This is NOT the
date you lose
status!
Visa type
What is a visa
Overstaying your visa
2002/6
Date of Entry
Legal Status Undocumented
2002/12
Last date of allowed stay
6 months of allowed...
Look at the I-94 for your date of entry
Your date of
entry
Presentation Content
1. Your immigration status
2.Admissions
3. Paying for college
4. AB540: In-State Tuition
5. How to fi...
Admissions
•
Can I attend college? Yes!
Admissions
•
Can I attend college? Yes!
• Is my admissions protected by law?
It’s not defined…
Statement by the Department...
Admissions
• You can attend any college
– University of California System
– California State University System
– Community...
Presentation Content
1. Your immigration status
2. Admissions
3. Paying for college
4. AB540: In-State Tuition
5. How to f...
Paying for college
What is In-State Tuition
• You pay taxes, the state pays
you back
• With in-state tuition, the cost
will only be 1/3 or 1/...
Paying for college
Options for undocumented students
Public Colleges
– In-State Tuition (AB540)
• Private Colleges
– Institutional Financial ...
Presentation Content
1. Your immigration status
2. Admissions
3. Paying for college
4.AB540: In-State Tuition
5. How to fi...
What is AB540?
Requirements
• 3 years of high school
attendance in California
• Graduate from a high
school in California ...
Filing the AB540 form
• File the AB540 form after
choosing your college
• File the AB540 form if you
encounter problems wi...
AB540 Recipients in UC by
Immigration Status
Source: UC Office of the President. 2007 Annual Report on AB 540 Tuition Exem...
AB540 Recipients in UC by
Immigration Status
• “Documented students” are those who are documented U.S. citizens,
permanent...
AB540 Recipients in UC
by Race and Ethnicity
Source: UC Office of the President. 2007 Annual Report on AB 540 Tuition Exem...
AB540 Recipients in UC
by Race and Ethnicity
Source: UC Office of the President. 2007 Annual Report on AB 540 Tuition Exem...
Presentation Content
1. Your immigration status
2. Admissions
3. Paying for college
4. AB540: In-State Tuition
5.How to fi...
How to file college applications
• Do not lie. Skip.
• Don’t say “I’m illegal”. Say “I’m an
AB540 student”
• The system as...
Filing the UC online application
• Choose “No
Selection” for
Country of
Citizenship
• Leave all other
immigration related
...
Filing the AB540 form
• File the AB540 form after
choosing your college
• File the AB540 form if you
encounter problems wi...
Filing the AB540 form
Filing the AB540 form
AFFIDAVIT: I, the undersigned,
declare under penalty of perjury
(….) I hereby declare that, if I am
an alien without lawfu...
Filing the AB540 form
• If you make mistakes in
the AB540 form or the
college application, fix it
as soon as possible with...
Presentation Content
1. Your immigration status
2. Admissions
3. Paying for college
4. AB540: In-State Tuition
5. How to f...
Troubleshooting
• Submitting the
AB540 form fixes
most problems.
Admissions for student visa holders
Troubleshooting
You can ignore
this letter
from the
UC App
Processing
Center
Troubleshooting
Staff who
don’t know
What to do when admissions staff
don’t know about AB540
Troubleshooting: Staff Who Don’t Know
Hello, I want t
apply
Please fill this
app form
Troubleshooting: Staff Who Don’t
Know
No
Are you a
citizen?
Troubleshooting: Staff Who Don’t
Know
No
Do you have a
visa?
Troubleshooting: Staff Who Don’t
Know
No
Do you have an
I-130?
Troubleshooting: Staff Who Don’t
Know
I’m
undocumented
What’s your
immi. Status?
Troubleshooting: Staff Who Don’t
Know
Illegal students
cannot enroll.
Troubleshooting: Staff Who Don’t
Know
But I am an
AB540 student.
What is that?
Troubleshooting: Staff Who Don’t
Know
Please give my
AB540 form to your
residency specialist.
Ok.
Troubleshooting: Staff Who Don’t
Know
See? I told you.
Thanks
Hey, she told me
that you could
enroll!.
Troubleshooting: Staff Who Don’t
Know
Problem
Solved!
Troubleshooting
“You don’t qualify”
What to do when admissions staff
think you didn’t overstay your visa
Troubleshooting: “You don’t qualify”
Hi. Here is my AB540
form.
Ok. Can I have
your passport?
Troubleshooting: “You don’t qualify”
I meet the
requirements.
Are you really
undocumented?
Troubleshooting: “You don’t qualify”
That’s the visa, not
my entry to the U.S.
How come your visa
says it expires in
2009?...
Troubleshooting: “You don’t qualify”
When I come to the
U.S. with the
visitor’s visa, I can
only stay for 6
months.
What d...
Troubleshooting: “You don’t qualify”
That means that I
can enter the U.S.
multiple times
during the 10 years.
But this vis...
Troubleshooting: “You don’t qualify”
I don’t have to answer
that question. But I
meet the requirements
for AB540.
So you a...
Troubleshooting: “You don’t qualify”
Problem
Solved!
Troubleshooting
• It’s best to not say that you are
undocumented, but in most cases you
will be fine even if you say it.
•...
Presentation Content
1. Your immigration status
2. Admissions
3. Paying for college
4. AB540: In-State Tuition
5. How to f...
DREAM Act
Presentation Content
1. Your immigration status
2. Admissions
3. Paying for college
4. AB540: In-State Tuition
5. How to f...
Contact
• Website: www.krcla.org/en/ab540
• HaYeon Lee
Korean Resource Center
323-937-3718 | Hayeon@krcla.org
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  1. 1. Equal Access to Higher Education Undocumented Student College Admissions
  2. 2. Presentation Content 1. Your immigration status 2. Admissions 3. Paying for college 4. Wrap up on AB540 (if needed) 5. How to file applications 6. Troubleshooting 7. Questions and Answers
  3. 3. Presentation Content 1.Your immigration status 2. Admissions 3. Paying for college 4. AB540: In-State Tuition 5. How to file applications 6. Troubleshooting 7. Get Involved! 8. Questions & Answers
  4. 4. How do you become undocumented? • Enter without immigration status – Cross the border – “Jump ship” • Enter with status and then lose the status – Overstay the visa (e.g. stay more than 6 months on a visitor’s visa) – Break visa restrictions (e.g. working student visa) – Turns out you did not qualify for your current status (e.g. permanent resident)
  5. 5. Overstaying your visa 1998/3 1998/4 2001/4 2001/8 2002/6 2002/12 Legal Status Legal Status Legal Status Undocumented Visitor’s visa (B1/B2) Issued:1996 Expires:2006
  6. 6. This is NOT the date you lose status! Visa type What is a visa
  7. 7. Overstaying your visa 2002/6 Date of Entry Legal Status Undocumented 2002/12 Last date of allowed stay 6 months of allowed stay
  8. 8. Look at the I-94 for your date of entry Your date of entry
  9. 9. Presentation Content 1. Your immigration status 2.Admissions 3. Paying for college 4. AB540: In-State Tuition 5. How to file applications 6. Troubleshooting 7. Get Involved! 8. Questions and Answers
  10. 10. Admissions • Can I attend college? Yes!
  11. 11. Admissions • Can I attend college? Yes! • Is my admissions protected by law? It’s not defined… Statement by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on 5/9/08 – DHS does not require any school to determine a student’s status (i.e., whether or not he or she is legally allowed to study). – DHS also does not require any school to request immigration status information prior to enrolling students or to report to the government if they know a student is out of status, except in the case of those who came on student visas or for exchange purposes and are registered with the Student Exchange and Visitor Program.
  12. 12. Admissions • You can attend any college – University of California System – California State University System – Community Colleges – Universities and Colleges in other states – Private Colleges – Graduate programs (Master’s, Doctorates) • Not confirmed yet – Professional Schools (Law school, medical school, etc) – Certain jobs require a state license, which you cannot do without a SSN (teacher, barber, etc)
  13. 13. Presentation Content 1. Your immigration status 2. Admissions 3. Paying for college 4. AB540: In-State Tuition 5. How to file applications 6. Troubleshooting 7. Get Involved! 8. Questions and Answers
  14. 14. Paying for college
  15. 15. What is In-State Tuition • You pay taxes, the state pays you back • With in-state tuition, the cost will only be 1/3 or 1/4 of the original cost. • Room and Board expenses are the same.
  16. 16. Paying for college
  17. 17. Options for undocumented students Public Colleges – In-State Tuition (AB540) • Private Colleges – Institutional Financial Aid • Private Scholarships krcla.org/en/Scholarships • Private Loans krcla.org/en/ab540
  18. 18. Presentation Content 1. Your immigration status 2. Admissions 3. Paying for college 4.AB540: In-State Tuition 5. How to file applications 6. Troubleshooting 7. Get Involved! 8. Questions and Answers
  19. 19. What is AB540? Requirements • 3 years of high school attendance in California • Graduate from a high school in California or GED • Must be Undocumented, US Citizen, or Permanent Resident • Exempts the student from out-of-state tuition, when the student does not meet current regulations for establishing residency. • Applies to: • Citizen or LPR: if the student has been out of state for her/his last year in high school • Undocumented: if the student meets the requirements.
  20. 20. Filing the AB540 form • File the AB540 form after choosing your college • File the AB540 form if you encounter problems with admissions
  21. 21. AB540 Recipients in UC by Immigration Status Source: UC Office of the President. 2007 Annual Report on AB 540 Tuition Exemptions for the 2005-06 Academic Year. Page 5
  22. 22. AB540 Recipients in UC by Immigration Status • “Documented students” are those who are documented U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or holders of an immigrant visa. • “Potentially undocumented students” are students who appear in the Corporate Student System as neither U.S. citizens, permanent residents, nor approved petitioners, and who are not non-immigrant students as defined above. This category almost certainly overstates the true number of undocumented students at UC, since it includes students who are likely to be documented but simply have incomplete student records (for example, many students in this category appear to have a social security number). • “Other” refers to students who are approved petitioners for immigrant visas, which means they are not subject to deportation, but they are also not capable of establishing residency or receiving federal, state or institutional aid.
  23. 23. AB540 Recipients in UC by Race and Ethnicity Source: UC Office of the President. 2007 Annual Report on AB 540 Tuition Exemptions for the 2005-06 Academic Year. Page 11
  24. 24. AB540 Recipients in UC by Race and Ethnicity Source: UC Office of the President. 2007 Annual Report on AB 540 Tuition Exemptions for the 2005-06 Academic Year. Page 11
  25. 25. Presentation Content 1. Your immigration status 2. Admissions 3. Paying for college 4. AB540: In-State Tuition 5.How to file applications 6. Troubleshooting 7. Get Involved! 8. Questions and Answers
  26. 26. How to file college applications • Do not lie. Skip. • Don’t say “I’m illegal”. Say “I’m an AB540 student” • The system assumes that you are a citizen. You need to proactively check that they are NOT taking you for a citizen.
  27. 27. Filing the UC online application • Choose “No Selection” for Country of Citizenship • Leave all other immigration related questions (SSN, visa, etc) blank
  28. 28. Filing the AB540 form • File the AB540 form after choosing your college • File the AB540 form if you encounter problems with admissions
  29. 29. Filing the AB540 form
  30. 30. Filing the AB540 form
  31. 31. AFFIDAVIT: I, the undersigned, declare under penalty of perjury (….) I hereby declare that, if I am an alien without lawful immigration status, I have filed an application to legalize my immigration status or will file an application as soon as I am eligible to do so. (…) The AB540 Form
  32. 32. Filing the AB540 form • If you make mistakes in the AB540 form or the college application, fix it as soon as possible with the admissions office
  33. 33. Presentation Content 1. Your immigration status 2. Admissions 3. Paying for college 4. AB540: In-State Tuition 5. How to file applications 6.Troubleshooting 7. Get Involved! 8. Questions and Answers
  34. 34. Troubleshooting • Submitting the AB540 form fixes most problems.
  35. 35. Admissions for student visa holders
  36. 36. Troubleshooting You can ignore this letter from the UC App Processing Center
  37. 37. Troubleshooting Staff who don’t know What to do when admissions staff don’t know about AB540
  38. 38. Troubleshooting: Staff Who Don’t Know Hello, I want t apply Please fill this app form
  39. 39. Troubleshooting: Staff Who Don’t Know No Are you a citizen?
  40. 40. Troubleshooting: Staff Who Don’t Know No Do you have a visa?
  41. 41. Troubleshooting: Staff Who Don’t Know No Do you have an I-130?
  42. 42. Troubleshooting: Staff Who Don’t Know I’m undocumented What’s your immi. Status?
  43. 43. Troubleshooting: Staff Who Don’t Know Illegal students cannot enroll.
  44. 44. Troubleshooting: Staff Who Don’t Know But I am an AB540 student. What is that?
  45. 45. Troubleshooting: Staff Who Don’t Know Please give my AB540 form to your residency specialist. Ok.
  46. 46. Troubleshooting: Staff Who Don’t Know See? I told you. Thanks Hey, she told me that you could enroll!.
  47. 47. Troubleshooting: Staff Who Don’t Know Problem Solved!
  48. 48. Troubleshooting “You don’t qualify” What to do when admissions staff think you didn’t overstay your visa
  49. 49. Troubleshooting: “You don’t qualify” Hi. Here is my AB540 form. Ok. Can I have your passport?
  50. 50. Troubleshooting: “You don’t qualify” I meet the requirements. Are you really undocumented?
  51. 51. Troubleshooting: “You don’t qualify” That’s the visa, not my entry to the U.S. How come your visa says it expires in 2009? You don’t qualify for AB540.
  52. 52. Troubleshooting: “You don’t qualify” When I come to the U.S. with the visitor’s visa, I can only stay for 6 months. What do you mean?
  53. 53. Troubleshooting: “You don’t qualify” That means that I can enter the U.S. multiple times during the 10 years. But this visa is valid for 10 years.
  54. 54. Troubleshooting: “You don’t qualify” I don’t have to answer that question. But I meet the requirements for AB540. So you are illegal?
  55. 55. Troubleshooting: “You don’t qualify” Problem Solved!
  56. 56. Troubleshooting • It’s best to not say that you are undocumented, but in most cases you will be fine even if you say it. • If talking with admissions staff doesn’t work, get help from an organization. • If admissions staff threatens you, get help from an organization.
  57. 57. Presentation Content 1. Your immigration status 2. Admissions 3. Paying for college 4. AB540: In-State Tuition 5. How to file applications 6. Troubleshooting 7.Get Involved! 8. Questions and Answers
  58. 58. DREAM Act
  59. 59. Presentation Content 1. Your immigration status 2. Admissions 3. Paying for college 4. AB540: In-State Tuition 5. How to file applications 6. Troubleshooting 7. Get Involved! 8.Questions and Answers
  60. 60. Contact • Website: www.krcla.org/en/ab540 • HaYeon Lee Korean Resource Center 323-937-3718 | Hayeon@krcla.org

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