432 - Residency Status

432 Residency Status

P-432.1 The College abides by Community College Residency Guidelines: Amended rule adopted by the Coordinating Board for Higher Education, April 1, 1989. These guidelines, together with the Determination of Residency Procedure and Student Appeal Process, are available in the Registrar's office.
P-432.2 The Admissions Office determines the residency of students for tuition purposes. The burden of proof rests with the student.
D-432.2.1 A resident student is defined as:
  1. A student who is a graduate of one of the high schools located within the community college district and who resides within said district; or
  2. A dependent student whose parents have established a residence within the community college district prior to his/her enrollment in the College; or
  3. A student who is independent and self-supporting and has established a legal residence within the district prior to enrollment in the College.
A student not meeting the above residence requirement at the time of initial enrollment may achieve residency status by presenting a current paid tax receipt for taxes paid to the St. Charles Community College district.
Pr-432.2.1 International students holding B, F, H (except H-1B), J, M, O-2, P or Q visas are required by law to demonstrate they have a residence in a foreign country which they have no intention of abandoning. Therefore, such non-immigrant aliens cannot establish residence as previously defined. Accordingly, such students will pay the out-of-district, out-of-state, international tuition rate.
  1. An unemancipated minor student holding a visa in the categories specified above, who is dependent on and living with a parent or guardian resident in the district who has permanent alien status or who holds a visa in a category other than those specified above, will be assessed in-district tuition.
  2. A non-immigrant alien holding a visa in a category other than those specified above will be assessed in-district fees if he/she has established residence within the district.
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