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Residency Information

In-State Residency Determination

An initial residency determination is made at the time of admission to the University. This determination requires reverification if students defer enrollment, are required to formally readmit to the University, have a change of academic level (undergraduate to graduate), or are prompted by a residency official. Students who are initially determined out-of-state or who enroll as non-South Carolina residents must complete a residency application and provide all supporting documentation from the applicable resident checklist, in order to be considered for a change in resident classification. Application submission does not guarantee approval. The burden of proof rests with the student to show evidence, as deemed necessary by the state, to establish and maintain South Carolina residency. 

New undergraduate and graduate applicants, including re-admit applicants, have until the first day of class to verify their resident status for tuition and fee purposes. However, registered students with an undetermined resident status will be required to make payment arrangements on an out-of-state tuition balance to avoid class cancellation. Applicants are encouraged to submit residency documentation well in advance of payment due dates.

Currently enrolled CCU 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. Deadlines are firm.

Maymester April 1
Summer I May 1
Summer II June 1
Fall July 15   
Fall II Sept. 1
Spring Dec. 1
Spring II Feb. 1

For more information regarding the Residency process, click on the link or contact a Residency official.

Residency Officials Contact Information

800-277-7000 (toll-free)
Office: 843-349-2784
Fax: 843-349-2127

Email Address:

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Mailing Address:
Office of Admissions and Merit Awards
Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054

Physical Address:
Baxley Hall
100 Chanticleer Drive E.