Why am I classified as a nonresident, and charged out-of-state fees?

Below is a list of the most common reasons why a student would be classified as a nonresident for tuition purposes:

1.- The applicant has not lived in Texas for a period of more 12+ consecutive months required in order to be considered a Texas resident for tuition purposes.

2.- The person on whom applicant is basing residency on is not the student's parent or court appointed legal guardian.

3.- The applicant is still considered a dependent for tax purposes and parent or court appointed legal guardian lives outside of the state of Texas.

4.- The applicant does not currently reside in the state of Texas. In Texas, students may not request in state tuition based solely on their INTENT to become a Texas resident. Student must have physically resided in Texas for at least twelve months before they can apply for in state tuition.

Click here to view Residency Requirements online.

Created: Aug 12, 2002 - 11:6am Updated: Sep 01, 2009 - 8:54am Author: Web Technologies Article: 279
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