residence results from the union of physical presence with the intent to
remain in the state, making it their permanent home for an indefinite
period of time. Residence for
education purposes is the location with which a person is considered to
have the most settled and permanent connection.
It is also a place where a person intends to return to during
periods of temporary absence. The following criteria are used to make
to establish California residence may be manifested in many ways,
including but not limited to the following:
residence period which a student must meet to be classified as a resident
does not begin to run until the student is present in California and has
manifested clear intent to become a California resident.
residence determination date is that day immediately preceding the opening
day of instruction of the semester or summer intersession, during which
the student proposes to attend college.
is the student's responsibility to demonstrate clearly both physical
presence in California and the intent to establish California residence.
citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who have not resided in
California for more than the required period immediately preceding the
residence determination date will be subject to non-resident tuition.
An alien who is in the U.S. under a non-immigrant
classification such as B, C, D, F,
H, J, or M cannot gain
a residence status since their stay in the U.S. is only
Military-Veteran, Active Duty or Dependent
If you are a veteran or a dependent of a veteran or active duty military member, you may qualify for in-state tuition. Apply for admission providing the information on the application as it applies to you. If you are then made a non resident and feel that you may be able to qualify for resident fees based on falling into one of these groups, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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