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Residence and Tuition Application

It is the responsibility of the Director of Admissions or his designees to determine NC residency for students.

To be eligible for classification as a NC resident, a person must establish that their presence in the state is and has been for the last 12 months a legitimate domicile and not a mere temporary abode.

The following documentation may be provided in order to prove residence.  It is to the applicant’s advantage to have as much documentation as possible.

  1. NC Driver’s License and NC Vehicle Registration card
  2. Voter Registration card
  3. NC Automobile Insurance card
  4. Proof of Jury Duty Invitation
  5. Property Rental Agreement used as principle dwelling
  6. Proof of Purchased Property used for principle dwelling
  7. NC income tax return

Note:

  1. Foreign Nationals who graduate from NC High Schools are always designated as NC Residents.  This does not include GED & Adult HS-graduates and U.S. Citizens.
  2. Military personnel, stationed and living in NC and their dependents are eligible for in state tuition after proper documentation is received. Download the application
  3. An individual whose parents or guardians live in NC and provides proof of such, may use this documentation as initial proof of residency

Regulations concerning classifying students by residence for tuition purposes are set forth in detail in a Manual to Assist the Public Higher Educational Institutions of North Carolina in the Matter of Student Residence Classification for Tuition Purposes.  The Manual is available on request in the office of the Director of Admissions and in the library.

If a student is determined to be an out-of-state student, they may appeal this decision.  The process is as follows:

  1. Complete the College of The Albemarle Residency Application and submit it to the Admissions office no later than 10 business days after the start of the semester. 
  2. The Residency Committee reviews the appeal and determines the status.
  3. The student is then sent a letter from the Director of Admissions notifying them of the decision.
  4. A student may discuss this matter further with the Director of Admissions

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