SB68 extends and clarifies language in AB540 allowing undocumented students to attend community colleges without paying non-resident fees.
Supporting SB68 as amended can help students in adult schools who are planning on transitioning to colleges.
(a) A student, other than a nonimmigrant alien within the meaning of paragraph (15) of subsection (a) of Section 1101 of Title 8 of the United States Code,
who meets all of the following requirements shall be exempt from paying nonresident tuition at the California State University and the California Community Colleges: Colleges if the student meets all of the following requirements:
(1) (A) A total
of three or more years of attendance in California or credits equivalent to three or more years of full-time attendance or credits at any of the following:
(i) California elementary
schools, California schools.
(ii) California secondary
schools, campuses schools.
(iii) California schools established by the State Board of Education.
(iv) California adult schools established by any of the following entities:
(I) A county office of education.
(II) A unified school district or high school district.
(III) The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
(v) Campuses of the California Community
Colleges, or a Colleges.
(vi) A combination of those
schools, of which attendance at a campus of the California Community Colleges shall be full time and shall not exceed two years of the time counted towards satisfaction of the requirements of this paragraph. schools set forth in clauses (i) to (v), inclusive.
(B) (i) Full-time attendance or credits at a campus of the California Community Colleges counted towards the requirements of this paragraph shall comprise either a minimum of 12 units of credit per semester or quarter equivalent per year or a minimum of 210 class hours per semester or quarter equivalent per year in noncredit courses authorized pursuant to Section 84757. Attendance at a campus of the California Community Colleges counted towards the requirements of this paragraph shall not exceed attendance or credits equivalent to two years full-time attendance or credits.
(ii) Full-time attendance at a California adult school counted towards the requirements of this paragraph shall be a minimum of 210 class hours of attendance for each school term in classes or courses authorized pursuant to Section 41976 or Sections 2053 to 2054.2, inclusive, of the Penal Code.