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Elizabeth City State University

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.