Residency determination is made for each student at the time the application for admission
is received. An application must be submitted by new and returning students (did not
attend for three consecutive semesters). The burden is on the student to demonstrate
clearly, with proof, both physical presence in California and intent to establish
California residence. A student who is a non-U.S. Citizen must hold a Visa type that
allows the student to establish domicile in the United States. California Education
Code, Sections 68000-70902.
For more information about residency, please visit the Skyline College website at
Non-Resident Tuition Exemption
Tuition exemption forms are available on the college website, under “Forms”, for students
who wish to be considered for this exemption under State Law AB540.
Any nonresident AB540 student, other than a nonimmigrant alien, who meets all of the
following requirements, may be exempt from paying nonresident tuition at a California
The student attended a high school (public or private) in California for three or
Has a combination of three or more years of California elementary, secondary and high
The student has graduated or will graduate with a California high school diploma or
have the equivalent (i.e. California-issued GED, CHSPE)
Has completed or will complete an Associate’s Degree from a California Community College
Has completed or will complete the minimum requirements at a California Community
College for transfer to the California State University or the University of California.
Any student seeking an exemption shall complete a self-attestation form prescribed
by the State Chancellor’s Office verifying eligibility for this nonresident tuition
exemption. The student may be required to provide documentation for the information
provided on the self-attestation to verify eligibility for an exemption. All non-public
student information will be confidential and shall not be disclosed unless required
A student seeking this tuition exemption has the burden of providing evidence of compliance
with the requirements of this section.
Nothing in this statute modifies eligibility standards for any form of student financial
Nothing in this statute authorizes a refund of nonresident tuition that was paid for
any term commencing prior to January 1, 2002.