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In-State Residency Determinations

The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education requires Coastal Carolina University to determine the resident status of each student for tuition and fee purposes.  This page provides information related to South Carolina resident requirements.  Students claiming South Carolina resident status for tuition and  fee purposes must complete the required residency section of the Application for Undergraduate Admission. 

The initial determination of a student’s resident status is made at the time of admission. Students who fail to complete the residency section of the application will be classified as pending or non-residents.  Additional information may be requested from students who have recently relocated to South Carolina or who fail to complete the residency section in its entirety.  The burden of proof rests with students to show evidence to establish and maintain their residency status.

If you have additional questions or need further clarification regarding your potential eligibility for South Carolina resident status, please contact Coastal Carolina University's residency officer at scresidency@coastal.edu.

The Application Process

Currently enrolled students applying for a change of resident classification must complete the required residency application and supply all requested supporting documentation by the close of business on the deadlines listed:

Semester/Term Deadline
Maymester April 1
Summer I May 1
Summer II June 1
Fall July 1
Fall II September 1
Spring December 1
Spring II February 1



Contact Information

Email Address:




800-277-7000 (toll-free)

Office:  843-349-2784

Fax:  843-349-2127


Mailing Address:

Office of Admissions & Merit Awards

Coastal Carolina University

PO Box 261954

Conway, SC 29528-6054


Physical Address:

Baxley Hall

100 Chanticleer Drive East