2022-2023 Student Handbook 
    Apr 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Student Handbook [Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Residency Determination for Billing Purposes

For the purpose of assessing tuition payment based on legal residency, students are identified as in-district, out-of-district, out-of-state, or international. Residency is determined by Arkansas Law as follows:

  • In-district - A student must have lived in Garland County for six consecutive months prior to the beginning of any semester (Fall, Spring or Summer) for reasons other than attending college to be classified as an in-district resident.
  • Out-of-district - A student who lives in Arkansas but has not lived in Garland County for six consecutive months before entering college is designated as an out-of-district resident.
  • Out-of-state - A person who has not lived in Arkansas the previous six months is designated as an out-of-state resident.
  • International - A student who originates from another country and is here on an approved student visa is designated as an international student.

Classification for residency purposes is made at the time of admission. In determining residency, the following applies:

  1. Classifications may change if a student relocates and files a formal change of address notification with the Registrar’s Office on the second floor of the Student Commons Building.
  2. The residency identified by anyone under 21 years of age is that of his/her parents or guardian unless the student is married or has established a separate legal residence.
  3. When enrolling, the student is responsible for indicating the proper residence classification for tuition and fee costs. If there is a question, the student should consult with the Registrar’s Office before registration.
  4. Contact the Registrar’s Office for a list of documents required to prove residency and/or for information on special conditions as they pertain to residency.