The Role of the University
The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education requires Coastal Carolina University to determine the resident classification of each student for tuition and fee purposes. This determination is made initially at the time of admission. Students who enroll as non-residents must complete the formal residency application, outlined within this document, in order to be considered for a change of resident classification. The burden of proof rests with the student to show evidence, as deemed necessary by the state, to establish and maintain resident status.
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:
|Summer I||May 1|
|Summer II||June 1|
|Fall||July 1 *The deadline for Fall 2020 has been extended to August 1, 2020.|
|Fall II||September 1|
|Spring II||February 1|
* Registered students who submit residency applications after July 1 should make payment arrangements on their current account balance to avoid class cancellation.