Residency for In-State Tuition
What is Residency?Texas law classifies each person who applies for admission to a Texas public college or university as a resident of Texas, nonresident, or foreign (international) student. This classification determines if a student will pay the in-state or out-of-state tuition rate.
Resident students are also eligible for other benefits such as being able to apply for financial aid awarded by the state and to take certain courses offered to resident students.
Residency for tuition purposes is different from residency for voting, obtaining a driver’s license, or tax purposes.