Determining Residency for the Purpose of Tuition




Residence Application Filing Deadlines are as follows:

Spring 2015: January 23, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Summer Session I: June 5, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Summer Session II: July 10, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Fall 2015: August 28, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.


**No late applications will be accepted**

If you are currently not classified as a resident for tuition purposes and want to apply for the in-state tuition benefit, please file your application with the University Residency Officer by the appropriate times and dates as listed on this page.

The requirements to qualify for in-state tuition are set out in the North Carolina General Statutes. Detailed explanations are in the State Residence Manual.

Completed applications should be mailed to University Residency Officer, Office of the Registrar, Post Office Box 32009, Boone, NC 28608. You may also submit your application in person in suite 106 of John E. Thomas Hall. For questions about submitting your completed application, please call (828) 262-7961 or e-mail


ALL of the following must apply before completing a residency application:

1. You have received a letter notifying you of your admission to the University

2. The admissions letter states that you are admitted as a non-resident

3. One of the following:

  • You have been a full legal resident of North Carolina for 365 consecutive days and the 365 days were reached prior to the first day of class in the term in which you are applying for in-state residency status for the purpose of tuition
  • You are a member of the North Carolina National Guard

Military Benefit – please submit the required application and supporting documentation to the University Residency Officer no earlier than 30-days prior to the term for which you are applying, but no later than the last business day before classes begin for that term. Applications submitted later than the last business day before classes begin will not be accepted until the next enrolling term.

This notice supersedes any different information about filing periods in University publications and websites and on the residency form itself. If you have questions about the residency application process, please ask the University Residency Officer for more information.


Send completed applications to:
University Residency Officer
Office of the Registrar

P.O. Box 32009
Boone, North Carolina 28608

Direct Links to General Administration

State Residence information:

State Residence Manual:

State Redidence Committee Policies and Procedures:

Contact Information

Questions about the laws can be answered by appointment or by calling or e-mailing the University Residency Officer at 828.262.7961.