Residency Determination

The Admissions Office determines the residency status of all new and returning students for non-resident tuition purposes.

Respond to the Residency Questionnaire on the application for admission and, if necessary, other evidence furnished by the student are used in making this determination.

For tuition purposes, students are classified as resident, non-resident or foreign. Non-resident and Foreign are subject to nonresident tuition.

A student who fails to submit adequate information to establish classification as a California resident will be classified as nonresident.

A student may not register and enroll in classes until residency has been determined by the Admissions Office.

If initially classified a non-resident, you are required to submit a request for reclassification when you have met the requirements to establish residency. The change from non-resident to resident is not an automatic process.

If you have a question about the legal residence under which you were admitted, contact us.

Check your Fresno State Portal ( to see if any additional residency information is required for you.

Only if you have been requested to submit the: