Am I Eligible? Residency for Tuition Purposes

California Residency for Tuition Purposes

CSU Chancellor's Office Residency Information

Residency Forms

Residency Questionnaire eForm

  • 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.
  • If you are currently attending Humboldt and wish to ask for residence reclassification

AB 540 Nonresident Tuition Exemption Form

Once you submit the Non-resident Tuition Exemption form, you will get a decision within 5 to 7 business days.

  • If you do not meet California residency requirements but you attended a California high school for a minimum of 3 years and graduated (or will graduate), you may be eligible to have your nonresident tuition fee waived.
    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.
  • 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 (o se graduará), puede usted calificar para la excepción de matrícula como no-residente.
    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.

Resources for undocumented Students.

Filing a Residency Appeal

Any student may submit an online appeal of their residence classification within 30 days, ONLY if certain criteria are met.

Learn About Appeals