Residency Information

Residency Information for Tuition Purposes

Adult students (over age 18) may establish residence for tuition purposes if they are:

  • a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or other non-citizen who is not precluded from establishing a domicile in the United States; and
  • they meet the criteria described in the UC Residence Policy Guidelines.

Students who do not qualify as California residents must pay a Nonresident Supplemental Tuition Fee in addition to all other fees (see graduate Fees and Expenses). The residence determination date is the day instruction begins at the last of the University of California campuses to open for the quarter.

Please visit the Registrar's page on residency for more information.