California Residence for Tuition Purposes

Forms | Residency Filing Deadlines | Residency Information for Tuition Purposes | Frequently Asked Questions

The University of California uses the following information in establishing residence for purposes of tuition and fees:

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Residency Filing Deadlines

Filing Periods for New Students to Submit the Statement of Legal Residence Form (SLR), if Required


Filing Begins

Filing Ends


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Winter 2013

When Admitted

December 8, 2012

December 8, 2012

Fall 2013

When Admitted

May 1, 2013

June 1, 2013

August 1, 2013

Filing Periods for Continuing Students

The dates below are the filing periods for continuing UC Santa Cruz students.  Students must submit Petitions for Change of Legal Residence Status to the Residency Deputy by the filing deadline.  Petitions received after the deadline will be denied.  No exceptions will be made. 


Filing Begins

Filing Ends

Fall 2013

June 1, 2013

September 25, 2013

Winter 2014

October 1, 2013

January 5, 2014

Spring 2014

February 1, 2014

March 30, 2014

Fall 2014

June 1, 2014

October 1, 2014

Term Determination Date
Fall 2013 September 26, 2013
Winter 2014 January 6, 2014
Spring 2014 March 31, 2014
Fall 2014 October 2, 2014

NOTE: Students who have not been classified as of the registration fee deadline are liable for payment of their total assessed registration fees.

Residency Information for Tuition Purposes

The Residence Policy and Guidelines is the main source of residency information and is utilized by the Campus Residence Deputy to make determinations regarding residency. Read the full text of the Residency Policy and Guidelines here.

If you do not meet the University of California requirements for residence for tuition purposes on the residence determination date for each term in which you propose to attend the university, you must pay a Nonresident Supplemental Tuition in addition to all other fees. The residence determination date is the day instruction begins at the last of the University of California campuses to open for the quarter, and for schools on the semester system, the day instruction begins for the semester.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions concerning residency can be found here.

Revised: 09/16/13