California Residence for Tuition Purposes

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Fall 2024 Undergraduate Admits 

Important information about Residency for Tuition Purposes. You have access to view your residency status for UC tuition.

  1. From your Student Homepage, select the Personal Information tile.
  2. Select Residency Information from the menu.

If you are required to complete the Statement of Legal Residence (SLR), you may complete it now. Completion of your SLR may assist with receiving your official residency for UC tuition and may provide you with an accurate financial aid offer. A link to the Statement of Legal Residence is available on your Residency Information page.

If the residence deputy requires additional documentation, you will be notified in your To Do list or in an email sent to your UCSC email account. Please note that this may take six to eight weeks upon receipt of your SLR.


Establishing Residency

If you received an out of state financial aid summary, it will be revised if you are classified as a California resident or granted a Nonresident Tuition Exemption.


Establishing Residency

How to establish residency

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


Common Nonresident Tuition Exemptions

Nonresident exemption waivers

AB540 Eligibility 

Forms

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  • Statement of Legal Residence

    • New undergraduate and graduate students and returning students with an absence of two or more terms must submit a Statement of Legal Residence (SLR). This form is used to determine the fees that will be assessed. Students who do not submit the SLR will be classified as a Nonresident and will be assessed the Nonresident Supplemental Tuition. 

      Students required to complete the SLR will be prompted on the To Do List in their MyUCSC portal.

  • Continuing students must submit a Petition for Change of Legal Residence Status to the Residency Deputy by the filing deadline.
  • Application for AB540 Nonresident Tuition Exemption

Residency Hold

The residency deputy will place an enrollment hold on your record if you are required to complete the Statement of Legal Residence. Upon receiving your form, the hold will be removed.

Self Support Documentation

Students required to provide evidence of financial independence must complete and submit the documentation and self support form that is relevant to the term for which they are seeking a California resident classification. The self-support form is found here.

Sending documents to the Residence Deputy

You may share your documents using Virtru Encryption, a safe and secure data encryption service supported by UC Santa Cruz. Once you download Virtru, submit your documents via email to reg-residency@ucsc.edu


Residency Filing Deadlines

Filing Periods for New Students to Complete the Online Statement of Legal Residence Form (SLR)

The columns describe filing periods for the Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) form for new students.

New Student 

SLR Available

SLR Due

Document Deadline

First Year

Application Submission

May 20

June 15

Transfer Students

Application Submission

June 6

July 1

Graduate Students

Application Submission

June 6

July 1

Returning Student Filing Deadline

Due dates appear in your To Do List in your MyUCSC portal.  If your residency is not determined by the filing deadline because of an incomplete SLR or missing documents, your status will change to nonresident, and you will not be eligible for a retroactive fee adjustment.
The columns describe returning student filing deadlines.

Term

Filing Begins

Filing Ends

Fall 2024

June 15, 2024

Aug. 28, 2024

Winter 2025

Oct. 15, 2024

Nov. 27, 2024

Spring 2025

Jan. 15, 2025

Feb. 28, 2025

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, including all documents listed on the form, to the Residency Deputy by the filing deadline.  Petitions received after the deadline will be denied.  No exceptions. 

If your residency is not determined by the filing deadline because of an incomplete SLR or missing documents, your status will change to nonresident, and you will not be eligible for a retroactive fee adjustment.

The columns describe filing periods for the Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) form for continuing students.

 Term

Filing Begins

Filing Ends

Fall 2024

June 15, 2024

Aug. 28, 2024
Winter 2025

Oct. 15, 2023

Nov. 27. 2024

Spring 2025

Jan. 15, 2025

Feb. 28, 2025

Residence Determination Dates

Column one spells out the term, column two through four residence determination dates.
2024-25
Academic Year
Establish Physical Presence Residence Determination Deadline to Acquire Intent
Fall 2024 Sept. 26, 2023 Sept. 26, 2024 Sept. 15, 2023
Winter 2025 Jan. 6, 2024 Jan. 6, 2025 March 22, 2024
Spring 2025 March 31, 2024 March 31, 2025 June 14, 2024

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


Helpful Information for the Residency Cycle

For tips on navigating the residence determination process and completing the Statement of Legal Residence, select Helpful Information Through the Residency Cycle.

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.


Residency Drop-In Advising Session 

One-on-one virtual advising with a residence deputy is available. You will be placed in a virtual waiting room until the meeting host invites you in. 

Schedule: Please check the calendar for dates and times. This calendar is updated by 9:00 a.m. if there is a change in the schedule.

Web Access: Join meeting using this link.

Phone Access: Phone number +1 (669) 900 6833; use Meeting ID: 929 5019 0947; Passcode: 383939

Note: First-come first-served basis, 10 students maximum capacity based on limited resources. Although the Zoom meeting may appear “open” after these cutoff times, we will only be able to advise you if you entered the waiting room by the posted cutoff time and terms.  If time runs out, you may join the next drop-in session. Please have your UCSC ID card or other photo ID ready.  If you don't have your photo ID, we can only provide general information.

 

Revised: 06/14/24