Immigration & Refugees

AB540 Status

AB540 Status: Helps with the ability to pay instate tuition. The Financial Aid office also has information on the California Dream Act which lets AB 540 students qualify for other state and non-state funded financial help at public colleges.  Go to the California Dream Act Page or contact Alan Ulrey in the Financial Aid Office at 530-242-7710 (aulrey@shastacollege.edu).  

The Office of Access and Equity

The Office of Equity  and Inclusion has created a Fact Sheet for community members, prospective undocumented students, and their families. Visit the  Equity and Inclusion Website for a copy.  Other supportive resources such as a food pantry, transportation services, occasional meal vouchers, possible assistance with textbooks, and connection with community agencies and legal assistance may also be available through the Office of Access and Equity.  For more information, contact equity@shastacollege.edu, call Ramona at 242.7618 or Crystal at 242.7612.  Para informes en español, llama 242.7625.

Other support program on campus

You may be able to qualify for other programs or resources including EOPS, DSPS, SciFi (for foster youth), or other supportive programs.  Learn more at the Student Success Center (room 102, 530-242-7672) or the Office of Access and Equity (rooms 2071a, 2067, 530-242-7618).

Undocumented students are entitled to the same protection against sexual harassment or sexual discrimination guaranteed to everyone at Shasta College under Title IX. Undocumented students are also entitled to and will receive the same safety protections as other students.

GED Preparation: If a student is interested in taking classes to prepare for the GED or in taking the GED exam, they should clink on GED Preparation in the Foundational Skills/Student Learning section of the Science, Language Arts, and Mathematics (SLAM) division site.

ESL: For more information on taking English as a Second Language classes or accessing ESL college resources click on ESL also found through the Foundational Skills/Student Learning section of the SLAM Division under the Office of Instruction. 

Admissions and Records

Admissions and Records: Undocumented students apply for admission as other students do by clicking on the CCC Apply Link and completing Shasta College’s Online Application. Admissions and Records also has a staff member dedicated to helping undocumented students determine residency.  Go to California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Forms, AB540 and AB2000  or contact Rochelle Morris at 530-242-7664, rmorris@shastacollege.edu.   

If you need additional help, please visit the Student Success Center in room 102, the same building as Admissions and Records and Financial Aid.  Call Sharon Felder (sfelder@shastacollege.edu) at 242.7672 or James Konopitski (jkonopitski@shastacollege.edu) at 242.7671.

Steps to Admission for Undocumented Students from Shasta College's Financial Aid

Steps to Admission for Undocumented Students from Shasta College’s Financial Aid

1.   Apply for Admissions at Shasta College and obtain access to your MyShasta Account.

2.   Apply for the BOG Fee Waiver.

3.  Complete the California Dream Act Application. To help collect the required information on your Dream Act Application view the following:

4.   Submit your final High School Transcript to the Admissions and Records Office.

5.   Complete the CA Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Request form and submit to the Admissions and Records Office.  This form can be found on the Admissions  click on Form choose AB540 Exemption Request.

6.   Once your Dream Act Application has been received by Shasta College, you will receive notification via the email regarding documents required to determine your eligibility for all California State grants. The documents/forms required will also be viewable in your MyShasta Account under MyForms.

7.   You will receive an email notification once your eligibility has been determined. Your award letter will be available to view in your MyShasta Account once final determination of award(s) have been confirmed.

8.   Apply for scholarships at www.shastacollege.edu/fa_scholarships, by reviewing Ayuda Financiera, clicking on E4FC's Scholars program and searching in the other resources they provide.