Determination of In-State Status

  1. A student shall be classified as in-state or out-of-state for tuition purposes at the time of their first admission to the system. In the first instance the college Admissions Office will make the decision based upon information furnished on the student's application.    
  2. Any student who is aggrieved by the decision of the college Admissions Office classifying them as an out-of-state student for tuition purposes may appeal in writing to the President of the appropriate institution or their designee. The student shall have the right to present to the President or their designee such additional evidence as they may deem appropriate in processing their appeal and shall have the right to appear in person and be heard.
  3. In all cases of application for in-state status for tuition purposes, the burden of proof shall be on the applicant.  At the applicant's request, the Admissions staff member shall state the reason or reasons for their decision in writing.