Our purpose is to provide AB540/DREAMer students with the necessary tools and information to succeed in pursuing a higher education and professional career.
These services are available to OASISS students:
- Bilingual Staff (English & Spanish)
- Academic Counselor
- Career Coach (Regardless of Immigration Status)
- EVC Bookstore Voucher
- Financial Aid Application Assistance
- Computer Lab
- Free Printing
- Semester Book Lending
- Semester Technology Lending (laptops & calculators)
- Referrals to Community & Campus Resources
- Fellowship & Scholarship Opportunities
- Specialized Workshops
- Free Immigration Legal Services (For ALL EVC students, faculty and staff)
- OASISS Graduation Stole & Gifts
- Graduation Cap & Gown
To submit your OASISS application, you may drop it off in person at SC-214 or email it to email@example.com (you will receive an email if eligible or not eligible).
*Please note that your OASISS application must be submitted every semester.
Tools & Resources
Resources to Support + Strengthen Your Studies
OASISS Program Coordinator
Hi! I’m Paulina and I can help you with:
- AB 540 applications and information
- Applying for financial aid
- Scholarships and fellowships
- Community and campus referrals
- Organizing workshops you’d like to see
- General questions
If you have any questions, feel free to call 408-274-7900 x6499 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, I’m Kathleen! Do you have questions about your academic education plan? Do you want to transfer? Let's talk about your education goals! Schedule an appointment with me by clicking the 30-minute or 60-minute appointment links below!
30 - Minute Appointments
- Class Problems
- Class Recommendations
- Course Repeats (3rd and 4th Attempt)
- In-Progress Verification (Enrolled in prerequisite course at another college)
- One Semester Ed Plan (Less than 15 units completed, no external transcripts from other colleges)
- Petition for Excess Units
- Prerequisite Verification
60 - Minute Appointments
- Comprehensive Ed Plan (Must have completed 15+ units at EVC and/or SJCC)
- Academic or Progress Dismissal
- Academic or Progress Probation
- Academic Progress Review
- Academic Renewal Without Repetition
- Graduation Petition
- Letters of Recommendation
- Transcript Discussion
- Transfer Planning
- Transfer Follow-Up
- UC TAG Review
OASISS Career Coach
Hi, I’m Karla! Launch and grow your career regardless of your status!
We’ll work together so you can:
- Have an effective resume & cover letter
- Apply for a job, fellowship or internship
- Start your own business
- Negotiate your salary
- Become an independent contractor
- Explore entrepreneurship
- Interview preparation
- And, more...
If none of the times on Karla's calendar work for you, please email email@example.com with other dates/times that work better for you. *Please be mindful that a date/time change is not guaranteed and is contingent on availability.
Steps to Apply to EVC as an AB 540 Student.
AB 540 definition: Assembly Bill 540 is a California law that allows eligible students to pay in-state tuition and access state-based financial aid at the state's institutions of higher education. Undocumented students who do not apply for AB 540 are charged non-resident/international student fees which is more than eight times greater than in-state tuition!
Who can apply for AB 540 status? Students that have completed the mandatory attendance requirements at CA schools who are undocumented or out-of-status, DACA recipients, T-visa, U-visa, TPS, VAWA, Refugees, Asylees and in special cases U.S. Citizens/Legal Permanent Residents.
Here are the steps to take classes at EVC if you are an AB 540 eligible student:
Step 1: Apply for AB 540 Status: California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Application
Step 2: After you are approved as an AB 540 student at EVC, you can apply for OASISS. You can submit your OASISS application in-person at SC-214 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Step 3: After you are approved as an AB 540 student, you can also apply for financial aid. If you need assistance with the application, reach out to us at email@example.com or EVC's Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 4: Schedule an appointment with a counselor to figure out your classes. We can help you schedule an appointment via e-mail at email@example.com!
Step 5: Register for your classes! If you need help, you can schedule a meeting with us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
If you are not eligible for AB 540, please meet with our staff to talk about your options! You may be eligible to get your non-resident tuition fees waived by the Non-Resident Tuition Fee Waiver (Six or Fewer Units)!
FREE IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICES FOR ALL EVC STUDENTS, FACULTY & STAFF
This California-funded effort connects EVC students, faculty and staff with trusted legal service providers to assess their unique case and plan for their future.
DACA fees, Advance Parole fees and Naturalization fees will also be covered by the program. Funds are limited.
SYSTEMWIDE AB540 FAQ
TAX INFORMATION FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS
If you are planning on filing taxes this year, you can claim tuition paid to EVC or SJCC on your taxes for a student credit or deduction. If you cannot find your 1098-T form on MyWeb, please contact the District office at 1098T@sjeccd.edu.
A ITIN is a taxpayer identification number for individuals who are NOT U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Click here for instructions on how to apply for an ITIN.