There are THREE requirements for qualifying for residency for tuition purposes.
- Physical Presence. You (or your parent) must be physically present in California on a continuous basis for at least 366 days immediately prior to the residence determination date.
- Intent to Remain in California.
- Financial Independence.
What qualifies you as a resident of a state?
Generally you are considered a resident if your domicile is that state, or (if your domicile is another state) you maintained a permanent place of abode in that state and spent more than 184 days there during the year. Most state tax authorities have a page explaining what exactly constitutes a resident in their state.
How long must I live in California to become a resident?
If you have homes in more than one state, your California home should be your primary residence. If you are trying to establish your residency in order to qualify for state tuition, you must live in California for more than a year (at least 366 days) directly before the residence determination date.
What do you need to show proof of residency?
Things You’ll Need
- Government-issued photo ID.
- Residential lease/property deed.
- Utility bill.
- Letter from the government/court (marriage license, divorce, government aid)
- Bank statement.
- Driver’s license/learner’s permit.
- Car registration.
- Notarized affidavit of residency.
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