Inquiries and Appeals
At the campus level, Residence Deputies and Residence Affairs Assistants are the only individuals authorized to answer residency questions or make residency determinations. No other office, entity, or individual is authorized to provide residence information on behalf of the University of California.
If you are classified as a nonresident at the campus level, you have an opportunity to appeal the decision. All appeals are handled by the Office of General Counsel, not by the campus. In order to appeal, you must:
- complete the Appeal Application and
- submit it with a copy of your nonresident letter to Office of the General Counsel within 30 days of your nonresident decision
The Office of the General Counsel will contact you upon receipt of your documents. Note: Our Residence Affairs Unit will not have information about your appeal.
Be aware that if you received a nonresident classification, it is unlikely that the decision can be reversed on appeal. You may submit the Appeal Application and a copy of your nonresident letter via postal mail, email, or fax:
Mailing Address: Attn: Residency Analyst, University of California Office of the General Counsel, 1111 Franklin St., 8th Floor, Oakland, CA 94607-5200
- If incorrectly classified as a resident, you are subject to reclassification and to payment of all nonresident supplemental tuition not paid.
- If you concealed information, or furnished false information and were incorrectly classified as a result, you may be deferred to the Center for Student Conduct and disciplinary action may result.
- Any resident student who becomes a nonresident must immediately notify the Residence Affairs Unit.