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Residency Information

The laws of California distinguish between residents and nonresidents for tuition purposes. Tuition and fees are subject to state budget approval. Residence is based on age, physical presence, intent, and financial independence. State requirements to establish residence for tuition purposes are independent from those of other types of residence, such as for tax purposes, jury duty or other state or institutional residence. A resident for tuition purposes is someone who meets the requirements set forth in the California Educational Code, Section 68000-68084 and 68120-68134, and Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, sections 41901-41915. A Residence Determination Date is set for each academic term and is the date from which residence is determined. Residence is determined after the student has been accepted for admissions, or upon request for a residence reclassification.

Residency Determination Date