Determining Texas Residency
Under state statutes pursuant to Title 3 Texas Education Code and the Rules and Regulations for Determining Residence Status made known by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board which interpret those statutes, an individual will be classified as a resident or nonresident. The following rules were adopted by the Texas Legislature in January 2006, to be effective beginning with enrollments for the Fall Semester, 2006.
Your residence status for tuition purposes will be determined by the Registrar prior to your enrollment. Students may contact the Office of Admissions and Records for help in determining correct residence status for tuition purposes or for steps to complete in order to change residence status.
You must be prepared to pay tuition and other required fees by specified due dates or become subject to the penalties applied by the Coordinating Board rules. If you have knowledge of an error in your residency status for tuition purposes, it is your responsibility to notify the Office of Admissions and Records immediately. These rules are subject to change. For a complete copy of the Rules and Regulations, view the Coordinating Board website at www.thecb.state.tx.us . Following is a summary of the rules and regulations.
An individual who has lived in the state under circumstances specified in these rules will be eligible for classification as a resident. An individual who does not meet resident criteria will be classified as a non-resident and must pay tuition and fees required of non-resident students. An individual classified as a non-resident may qualify to pay resident tuition rates and other charges while continuing to be classified as a non-resident under certain exceptions specified in these rules.