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Undocumented Students / Immigrant Students

Undocumented Students
 
Steps to College Admission
Undocumented students may be admitted and attend California public universities, colleges and community colleges with the passage of Assembly Bill 540.
 
With AB 540, students can attend public colleges and universities (Community College, CSU, UC). AB540- allows qualified immigrant students to pay in-state tuition fees. Immigrant students cannot be denied access to colleges or universities.
 
To qualify for AB 540, an undocumented student must:
  1. Have attended a high school in California for 3 years or more (adult school students may qualify depending on the college/university); AND
  2. Have graduated from a California high school or received the equivalent of (GED); AND
  3. File an affidavit with the public state college or university stating that he or she will file an application to obtain legal permanent residency as soon as he or she is eligible.
  4. Undocumented students in California do NOT qualify for financial aid and AB 540 DOES NOT provide any financial aid to immigrant students. Students will have to pay for the full cost of their college education.
Confidentiality:
 AB540 requires that state colleges and universities keep student information confidential. A student’s immigration status cannot and will not be reported to the Department of Immigration or any other third party
 
Immigration Concerns:
Immigrant students who have questions about legal residency should consult an immigration attorney.
 
Local Resources:
For legal advice about residency, citizenship or deportation issues contact:
 
Community Legal Services
250 E. Center
Anaheim, CA 92805
http://www.legal-aid.com/index.html
Hours: 9-5 Monday - Friday
Phone (714) 571-5200
 
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
1 (800) 399-4529

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11
 
Compliance Officer for Complaints. Employee complaint: Rick Lopez, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (714) 985-8408. Title IX Sexual Harassment and any other discrimination complaints: Cary Johnson, Director, Educational Services (714) 985-8656. Americans with Disabilities Act complaints: Richard McAlindin, Executive Director, Instructional Support (714) 985-8727. Bullying, intimidation complaints: Rick Riegel, Administrator, Student Services (714) 985-8671
 
Procedure for Complaints. Uniform Complaint Policy Form 1312.3 (English), 1312.3 (Spanish). Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures Form 1312.4 (English) and 1312.4 (Spanish)
 
El Distrito Escolar Unificado Placentia-Yorba Linda, prohíbe la discriminación, acoso, intimidación, hostigamiento en todas las actividades, programas y empleo del distrito en base a género real o percibido, identificación de género, expresión de género, raza, etnia, color, religión ascendencia, nacionalidad, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, estado de inmigración, sexo, orientación sexual, estatus marital o parental, embarazo, edad discapacidad física o mental o en base a la asociación de la persona con una persona o grupo, con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. Referencia: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11.
 
Quejas de empleados: Rick Lopez, Asistente de Superintendente, Recursos Humanos (714) 985-8408. Titulo IX Acoso Sexual y cualquier otra queja de discriminación: Cary Johnson, Director, Servicios Educativos (714) 985-8656. Americanos con Discapacidades Acta de quejas: Richard McAlindin, Director Ejecutivo, Apoyo Educativo (714) 985-8727. Quejas de acoso, intimidación: Rick Riegel, Administrador, Servicios Estudiantiles (714) 985-8671

Employee/Student Non-Fraternization Policy: BP 4101