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

As part of your application for admission you will be asked several questions that will determine your residency for purposes of tuition. 

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

If during your application we can not determine your residency you will be asked after you submit your application to submit a Residency Questionnaire that will ask further questions and you may need to submit supporting documents.

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 and at a later time  your status has changed to a resident status you can submit a request for reclassification if 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 residency status under which you were admitted, contact us.

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