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Residency Classification

  • Clemson campus, Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina
  • Clemson campus,Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina
  • Clemson campus,Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

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.
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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.

  • Forms

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

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

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

     

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News and Announcements

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, which are (these new deadlines begin Summer 2019):

  • Deadline for Fall applications is July 1(if this date should fall on a weekend the deadline will be the following Monday)
  • Deadline for Spring applications is November 1 (if this date should fall on a weekend the deadline will be the following Monday)
  • Deadline for Summer applications is the day before summer 1 classes begin (no applications accepted for summer after the day before the first day of classes of first session)

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.