Residency For Curriculum Tuition Determination at A-B Tech Changing October 23

October 12, 2017

In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly directed the University of North Carolina System, the North Carolina Community College System, and the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities to create a centralized, uniform process for determining residency for tuition purposes and for administration of State-funded financial aid.

As a result of the legislative directive, College Foundation, Inc. (CFI) was selected to develop and administer the statewide Residency Determination Service (RDS).

A-B Tech is implementing the Residency Determination Service (RDS) on October 23, 2017. All individuals applying to A-B Tech on or after October 23 will be required to complete the online residency determination prior to applying to the college. It is highly recommended that applicants complete the residency determination well in advance of the semester they wish to start.  Upon completion of the residency determination, students will be issued a Residency Certification Number (RCN) which will be utilized at all colleges in North Carolina. Instructions will be on the online College curriculum application. Continuing Education students do not have to complete this process.

The Residency Determination Service (RDS) will provide separate processes to reach a residency classification. Most applicants will only be required to complete the Initial Consideration process.  However, RDS does provide Reconsideration and Appeal processes. Reconsideration is for students who experience a change in circumstance after their first residency determination or who need to correct errors in their application and Appeal is for students who have not had a change in status, but believe their residency classification is incorrect.

After October 23, 2017, students, parents, faculty, staff, and constituents of the North Carolina Community College System should refer to the Residency website at for information regarding the North Carolina Residency Determination Service, processes and residency guidelines.

For more information, please visit the web page listed above or contact Residency Coordinator Alyson Ramsey-Laudenslayer at 398-7887.

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