Residence Status for Tuition Purposes
The Admissions Office determines the residence status of all new and returning students for the purpose of paying tuition. Responses on the application for admission; the North Carolina Residence and Tuition Status Application; and other evidence furnished by the students are used in making this determination. Students who fail to submit adequate information to establish a right to be classified as a resident of North Carolina will be classified as a non-resident.
It is the student's responsibility to verify his/her residency status before applying to the university. Students paying incorrect fees will be billed for the difference in the tuition rates.
To qualify as a resident for tuition purposes, a person must become a legal resident and remain a legal resident for at least 12 months immediately prior to classification. The burden for establishing facts justifying classification as a resident entitled to in-state tuition rates is on the applicant, who must show his or her entitlement by the preponderance of the residential information.
Being classified as a resident for tuition purposes is contingent on the student's seeking such status and providing all information that the institution may require in making the determination.