Residency requirements for California residents, nonresidents and active military duty personnel are explained here.
Students whose residency status changes during their enrollment at De Anza must complete a Residency Reclassification Request Form prior to being considered California residents. Please see Residence Determination and Appeal Procedure for instructions and the form.
All residency-related documents must be submitted to Admissions within the first two weeks of the quarter if the residency status change is to apply to that quarter. If the deadline is not met, the residency change will take effect in the next term in which the student enrolls. Students are required to bring copies of their documents; Admissions cannot make copies.
If you are a nonresident California high school graduate, you may be eligible for the AB540 tuition exemption. This applies to U.S. citizens not currently eligible for California residency, and undocumented immigrants who meet the AB540 criteria.
For more information, follow the link that best describes your residency status:
Warning: Falsifying information about citizenship, California residency, financial aid, and/or military status could result in:
Students who have established residency in California by meeting the following requirements:
All students must apply for a change of status using the Residence Determination and Appeal Procedure before the beginning of the quarter in which they wish to enroll.
The burden is on the student to clearly prove both physical presence in California and intent to establish California residence. (Reference: ECS 68041; T5 54026) All residency-related documents must be submitted to Admissions within the first two weeks of the quarter if the residency status change is to apply to that quarter. If the deadline is not met, the residency change will take effect in the next term in which the student enrolls.Back to top
Any student, other than a nonimmigrant alien, who meets all of the following requirements; shall be exempt from paying nonresident tuition at the California Community Colleges, the California State University and the University of California (all public colleges and universities in California).
Read the full requirements and procedures for requesting exemption from nonresident tuition for the California Community Colleges, the California State University and the University of California (all public colleges and universities in California).
Residency status will be granted to members of the U.S. military on active duty (except those assigned for educational purposes to state-supported institutions of higher education). This law applies only to the active military person, not to his/her spouse or dependents.
A dependent who wishes to claim the one-year resident status (military grace) must provide the college with a statement from the military person's commanding officer or personnel officer stating that the military person is:
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