Residency Classification

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The Office of Residency Classification assists graduate and undergraduate students with application for entitlement to pay in-state rates on tuition and fees.

SC Regulation 62-605.
Resident status may not be acquired by an applicant or student while residing in South Carolina for the primary purpose of enrollment in an institution or for access to state-supported programs designed to serve South Carolina residents. An applicant or student from another state who comes to South Carolina usually does so for the purpose of attending school. Therefore, an applicant or student who enrolls as a non-resident in an institution is presumed to remain a non-resident throughout his or her attendance and does not qualify under any of the residency provisions.

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    INDEPENDENT: This should be completed by students who are financially independent and SC residents in their own right.

    DEPENDENT: This should be completed by students who are a dependent of or are married to an SC resident.

    MILITARY: This should be completed by students who believe they should qualify under the military regulations for in-state tuition and fees. 

    Residency Application

    *****A student must initiate the application.  If a parent/spouse's information is required, they will be prompted later on in the process to complete their sections.

    *****For first year students, you must be accepted to Clemson and receive your log in information before you apply for in-state tuition and fees.

Deadlines (Non-Military Applications)

Non-Military applications take several weeks to review once all of the documentation has been received. In order to have your file reviewed for a semester, you must submit your application by the deadlines listed below:  (if this date should fall on a weekend the deadline will be the following Monday)

  • Fall: July 1
    • PRIORITY DEADLINE for new first-year students to receive a decision by May 1 is March 1.
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: day before Summer 1 classes begin (check the academic calendar for Summer 1 start date)

The review of the petition and an initial determination of the status may take as long as six (6) to eight (8) weeks, not including subsequent appeals. You will be responsible for all late fees and finance charges during the entire process.