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Residency for Tuition Purposes

What is "Residency for Tuition and Fee Purposes"?

Your residency status (whether you are a California resident or not) determines whether your tuition and fees will be charged at a California-resident or nonresident rate. Our campus residency and fee coordinator determines that status based on information you provide in your Statement of Legal Residence. Access to the Statement of Legal Residence is provided through MyUCR to all students who have completed the Statement of Intent to Register (SIR).

  • August 1st is the deadline to submit requested residency documents for students admitted for Fall 2021.
  • Rescission of Temporary Amendments to Residency Policy.
  • The UC Office of the President website provides a useful summary of residency procedures, requirements, policies and appeal information.
  • If the outcome of any of these processes is a nonresident status, supplemental tuition must be paid. This includes failure on your part to complete the process by the deadline.
  • Education Code sections and UC Regents' regulations are available at our office.
  • Residency requirements are subject to change.
  • Graduate Students can submit the Statement of Legal Residence at SLR.ucr.edu 

  • Am I a resident? 
  • What is the Statement of Legal Residence (SLR)?
  • I want to establish residency, how do I do that?

    You should aim for meeting the four residence requirements outlined here.

  • My residency status changed, what do I do?

    If your residency status changed, you must immediately notify the campus residency and fee coordinator (reshelp@ucr.edu).

    Petition for Resident Classification 
    If you want to reclassify as a resident for tuition purposes, you must submit a Residency Reclassification Petition and supporting documentation to the Registrar’s Office for review. You can access the form here.

  • I was classified incorrectly, what do I do?

    If your residency status was classified incorrectly, you must immediately notify the campus residence affairs officer (reshelp@ucr.edu). If you were incorrectly classified as a resident, you are subject to nonresident tuition. If you concealed or gave false information, you may be subject to university discipline.

    Petition for Resident Classification 
    If you want to be classified as a resident, you must submit a reclassification packet which can be picked up at the HOSS. All status changes must be initiated before the first day of classes for the applicable term. See the requirements for resident status.

  • My resident status was denied, can I appeal?

    Students denied resident status might have the right to appeal. Appeals must be filed within 30 days of notification of the residency and fee coordinator's decision.

    Instructions and Application to Appeal a Nonresident Classification

  • I still have questions.

    All inquiries should be directed to:  
    Lina Swartzendruber
    Residency and Fee Coordinator
    University of California, Riverside 
    Office of the Registrar 
    2249 Student Services Building


    No other university personnel are authorized to supply information connected to residency for tuition and fee purposes.

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