What Happens Next?

If you mail your application, it can take 3 to 4 days for it to reach the residency office. If you use overnight shipping, it can take up to 2 days to reach the residency office.

Students can check their iRoar account to see when their application was received. After logging into iRoar, click on “Financial Aid” and then “Eligibility.”

It can take up to 8 weeks to process residency applications. Once a decision has been made, the residency director will send an email with that decision.

If additional information is requested in order to make a decision, an email will be sent.

If a residency application is denied:  You are entitled to appeal this decision if you have additional information that you can present. Should you decide to pursue an appeal, you will need to submit (in writing through email or in office) a brief summary of the reasons why you feel the original decision was incorrect within two weeks of this letter, along with any relevant documentation. Your statement, along with any pertinent additional documentation, should be submitted to this office. Your appeal will be reviewed by the University Residency Appeals Committee, which may include advisory assistance from the University's general counsel. Appeals generally are sent to the committee on a weekly basis as their schedule permits.

The results of the second review will be binding and final, and will be retroactive if granted. All of our laws and regulations concerning in-state residency can be found at the SC Commission on Higher Education’s (CHE) web-site www.che.sc.gov .