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California Residency

Residency status is determined by the information provided by the student on the Application for Admission.  Students who do not meet California residency requirements will be classified as non-residents for tuition purposes. 

In order to be considered for in-state residency reclassification, it is required that there be a combination of 1) physical presence, 2) evidence of intent to make California your permanent state of residency, and 3) financial independence.  The burden of proof to clearly demonstrate physical presence, intent, and financial independence lies with the student. 

For more information, follow this link to review the California Residency Information brochure.  This brochure outlines the process to apply for in-state residency reclassification, gives examples of documents that show proof of physical presence and proof of intent, and lists items that will disqualify an application.  The brochure also addresses personnel of the United States Military in relationship to California residency.


Click here for the Feather River College Residency Questionnaire 

This questionnaire and supporting documents must  be submitted to the Admissions & Records Office prior to the beginning of the semester for which the student seeks reclassification.


AB540:  California Nonresident Tuition Exemption for Eligible California High School Graduates

California law (AB 540) applies to students who may be an alien without lawful immigration status and provides for those who meet specific criteria the opportunity to be considered as a resident for tuition purposes only. Students must have attended a California high school for three or more years and have graduated from such high school or have attained the equivalent, such as a High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) or Certificate of Proficiency (CHSPE).

Click here for general information about AB 540.