Policy VI.6003.C, Resident Status

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The purpose of the policy is to show the College’s compliance with state laws regarding residency statuses for tuition purposes. 


The College recognizes certain resident statuses, based on Section 54.052 of the Texas Education Code and as authorized by Section 130.0032 of the Education Code, and the statuses are: Non-Texas Resident (Out-of-State and Out-of-Country), Texas Resident (In-State), Texas Resident (In-State and In-District).  In addition, a student’s residency classification is based on information from a student’s ApplyTexas application. 

The College has established definitions for each resident status.  These definitions describe the tuition payment rates based on whether or not a student resides inside or outside the state, whether or not a student owns property subject to ad valorem taxation by the district, or if a dependent of the person owns such property.  Resident status definitions can be found in the associated Procedure VI.6003.C.a, Resident Status Definitions. 

The Authority, Applicability, Sanctions, Exclusions, and Interpretation do not differ from Policy II.2000.A, Policy and Procedures Development, Review, Revision, and Rescission.

Associated Procedures

Procedure VI.6003.C.a, Resident Status Definitions                        

Date of Board Approval

December 2, 2019

Effective Date

December 3, 2019

Primary Owner

Deputy Chancellor & President

Secondary Owner

Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Services