Determining Residency for the Purpose of Tuition




Residence Application Filing Deadlines are as follows:

Spring 2016: January 22, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Summer Session I: June 3, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Summer Session II: July 14, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Fall 2016: August 29, 2016 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.

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

P.O. Box 32009
Boone, North Carolina 28608

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

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.