Am I Eligible? Residency for Tuition Purposes

California Residency for Tuition Purposes: 10 Things You Need to Know (pdf) - This document helps clarify a number of misconceptions about establishing residency for tuition purposes

Determination of Residency for Tuition Purposes (pdf) - This document outlines the most common residency rules we use to decide a student's residency status

Establishing California Residency for Tuition Purposes(pdf) - Yes, it is possible to establish California residency while you are a student here. This document tells you what you need to know.

Residency Forms for Applicants

Please read the descriptions, print, and fill out the appropriate form below, if required. Once complete, please fax the form to 707-826-6190 or mail it to:
Office of Admissions
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521

Residency Questionnaire (pdf) or  submit online - If you have a current application on file at Humboldt and you have been asked to provide additional information regarding your residency status, please send us this form. It will help us determine if you meet the California residency requirements. If you have not yet applied, do not fill out this form - answer the residency questions on the application itself.

Please Note: To submit the form online, you will need to log in with your HSU username and password.

California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request Form (AB 540) (pdf) - If you do not meet California residency requirements but you attended a California high school for a minimum of 3 years and graduated, you may be eligible to have your nonresident tuition fee waived. If you wish to apply for this exemption, please send us this form instead of the Residency Questionnaire (pdf). Please note: If you qualify for this exemption, your nonresident tuition fee will be waived and you will pay California resident tuition fees; however, you will still be considered a nonresident for all other purposes—for example, you may not qualify for state/federal Financial Aid or the Educational Opportunity Program.

Forma AB 540 para la excepción de matrícula como no-residente de California. (pdf) - Si usted no cumple con los requisitos de residencia del Estado de California, pero asistió un mínimo de 3 años a una escuela secundaria (high school) de California y se graduó, puede usted calificar para la excepción de matrícula como no-residente. Si desea solicitar esta excepción, favor de completar y enviar esta forma en ves de el Cuestionario de Residencia (pdf). Aviso: Al ser aprobado, se le cobrará la matricula de residente de California, sin embargo, seguirá siendo considerado como no-residente de California para otros servicios estudiantiles por ejemplo, es posible que no calificará para Ayuda Financiera del gobierno o el Programa de Oportunidad Educativa (EOP).

Residency Forms for Current Students

Residence Reclassification Request Form (pdf) - If you are currently attending Humboldt and wish to ask for residence reclassification, print this form, fill it out completely and attach photocopies of the steps you have taken to establish residency. Mail the form and attachments to the Office of Admissions, 1 Harpst Street, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 95521, or bring them to the Admissions Center counter in the main lobby of the Student & Business Services building on campus. Or, you can pick up a residency reclassification packet at the Admissions Center. It contains the request form as well as information that further explains what documentation is required and the submission procedures.