Residency

California Residency for Tuition Purposes

10 Facts to know

The law governing California residency for tuition purposes at the California State University is established by State Law and the California Code of Regulations. Despite the length of time you attend a California State University or live in California, you might not qualify for California residency for tuition purposes. CSU Stanislaus cannot alter or waive the eligibility criteria for any reason.

The term “California resident” for tuition purposes may differ from other definitions of California residency. A person who has a California driver’s license, vehicle registration, or who is a California resident for tax, voting, or welfare purposes may have established legal residence in the state but might not necessarily be considered a resident for tuition purposes. Under California law, Stanislaus must determine the residence status of all new and returning students. Nonresidents are required to pay nonresident tuition and meet other conditions.

Resident Classification & Forms

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Establishing CA Residency

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Evidence of Permanent Residency

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Exceptions for Special Populations

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Changes to Residency Status

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