In order to qualify for the resident tuition rate, North Carolina law (G.S. 116-143.1) requires that a legal resident must have maintained domicile in North Carolina for at least the 12 months immediately prior to classification as a resident for tuition purposes. The student cannot qualify for in-state tuition if he or she is claimed as a dependent by a parent or guardian who is not a N.C. resident.
Proof of residency includes being employed within the state of North Carolina, paying NC taxes, having a current NC driver’s license, and voting in NC. Anyone having a question regarding resident status should contact the Admissions Office in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center.
Residency classification will only be adjusted prior to the academic term start. Residency reclassifications that are completed after the academic term start will be made effective the following academic term.