Residence Classification for Tuition Purposes

Under North Carolina law, a person may qualify as a resident for tuition purposes in North Carolina, thereby being eligible for a tuition rate lower than that for nonresidents. In essence, the controlling North Carolina statute (G.S. 116-143.1) requires that “to qualify as a resident for tuition purposes, a person must have established legal residence (domicile) in North Carolina and maintained that legal residence for at least 12 months immediately prior to his or her classification as a resident for tuition purposes.” Residence classification is a statewide determination through

Under NC law, certain members of the armed services and their dependents may be eligible to be charged the in-state tuition rate whether or not they qualify as residents under G.S. 116-143.1.  Submission of residency application and supporting documents is required.