Registered Domestic Partners

Registered Domestic Partners

Under the California Domestic Partner Rights and Responsibilities Act of 2003 (AB205) which became effective on January 1, 2005. the university is obligated to treat parents or students who are in Registered Domestic Partnerships as if they were married for purposes of determining state and UC financial aid. The Act does not apply to federal financial aid. For this reason, the law requires two separate calculations: one to determine a student’s eligibility for state and UC aid (in which Registered Domestic Partners are treated as if they were married) and another calculation for federal aid.

Because the Act does not apply to federal student aid, the FAFSA does not collect this data. Parents or students are therefore, responsible for self-reporting your status as a registered domestic partner directly to the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office and/or on any of our forms you submit to our office that request this information.