Residency, or where you live, impacts tuition and enrollment fees. It is determined when you are admitted to the school. It can require a legal residency statement.
Proof of Residency
Your residency is determined by two things:
- Your physical address
- Your intent to make California your permanent home
Residency Reclassification Petition
Have you been classified as a nonresident? Want to be a California resident? Submit documentation and a Residency Reclassification Petition to the Admissions Office.
Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request
Apply for a waiver if you are not a resident. Send the California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request to Admissions and Records.
Requirements for the Nonresident Tuition Exemption RequestYou must have:
- Attended a high school (public or private) in California for three or more years.
- Graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent before the start of the term. (For example, you passed the GED or California High School Proficiency Exam.)
If You Do Not Have Lawful Immigration StatusDon't have legal immigration status? Fill out an affidavit. It must state that you have filed an application to legalize your immigration status, or will file as soon as you are eligible.
More California Residency Information
- Ten Things You Should Know About California Residency
- California Residency Requirements Information
- Fees/Refunds Page