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California Residency Overview


California state law requires that residency classifications shall be determined for tuition purposes for each student at the time applications for admission are accepted and whenever a student has not been in attendance for more than one semester. The initial residency classification is determined based on the answers provided when the student applies for admission. Non-resident students looking to be reclassified as a California resident may file the Statement of Residence form along with two proofs through the third week of the semester to request a review of their residency status. 


RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS AND TUITION OVERVIEW

Establishing CA Residency
State Approved Residency Proofs
What are the Non-Resident Tuition & Enrollment Fees
Persons generally ineligible to establish CA residency

NON-RESIDENCY TUITION WAIVER

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Non-Res Tuition Waiver-AB 540/AB 2000

 

For Eligible California High School Graduates

Any student, other than one with a USCISS non-immigrant visa status*, who meets all of the following requirements and submits required documents shall be exempt from paying nonresident tuition at the Coast District. Student information obtained in this process is strictly confidential.

Non California Residency

Qualifications
Requirements
Documents Required
Ineligible Students
Fee / Payment Information
Senate Bill 141
Assembly Bill 2364
Assembly Bill 343

Non U.S. Citizen

Qualifications
Requirements
Documents Required
Residency Hold
Ineligible Students
Fee / Payment Information
Senate Bill 141
Assembly Bill 2364
Assembly Bill 343

RESIDENCY RECLASSICATION PETITION

The burden of proof to clearly demonstrate both physical presence and the intent to establish California residence as well as financial independence lies with the student. Admissions and Records reserves the right to request additional documentation from a student in an effort to determine California Residency for tuition purposes. A Residency Reclassification Petition must be submitted no later than the third week of the semester for consideration. The Residency Reclassification Petition consists of completing the CCCD Residency Reclassification Petition / Statement of Residence Form and providing two documents from two different categories on the CCCD Residency Determination Checklist dated prior to the residency determination date for the semester in question. Final residency determination and notification shall be made via student email within fourteen (14) calendar days of submission.

Reclassification Deadlines

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

State Approved Residency Documents/Proofs
Guidelines
Non-California Residents
How Can A Non-Resident Student Establish Residency?
Visas and Immigration Statuses That May Establish Residency
Visas Ineligible to Establish Residency
Exemptions Authorized by the State of California
California Nonresident Tuition Exemption (AB540)
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