Residency for Tuition Purposes
The information on this page is for newly admitted, currently enrolled, and prospective students, and/or their parents and families.
Caution: All summaries regarding Residency regulations on this website are not complete explanations of the law regarding residence for tuition purposes. Additional information is available from the Office of the Registrar. Please note that changes may be made in the residence requirements between the publication date of these statements and the relevant residence determination date.
NONRESIDENT UNDERGRADUATES: The process of obtaining California residency for tuition purposes is extremely difficult for undergraduates with nonresident parents (this includes transfer students from community colleges and other post-secondary institutions within California). Virtually all nonresident undergraduates with nonresident parents remain nonresidents for the duration of their undergraduate career at the University.