A student may be considered an AB 540 student, exempt from paying non-resident enrollment fees, if they meet all of the following criteria:

Coursework and Graduation Requirements

  • A total attainment of coursework credits earned equivalent to three years or more at any California high school.
  • High school graduation diploma, or GED, or attainment of an associate degree or fulfillment of the minimum transfer requirements established for the California State University or the University of California.

Attendance Requirements

  • Total attendance of three years in a California school equivalent to three years of full time attendance at a California high school, elementary or middle school, adult school, California Community College, or in combination of these schools.
  • Must register or be currently enrolled at Monterey Peninsula College.
  • Must not hold a valid non-immigrant visa.

A student who feels they meet the above listed criteria must submit a completed AB540 Affidavit to the Admissions & Records office along with supporting documents.  If a student is unsure which official transcripts, please contact Admissions & Records for assistance.