A student’s classification as a resident or nonresident is determined by the campus Residence Deputy, or other assigned staff, and is based on evidence presented in a student’s Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) and any supporting evidence the campus deems necessary. At UC Santa Barbara, the Residency Deputy resides within the Office of the Registrar.
To be considered for a resident classification, students must:
Students who fail to submit the SLR will be classified as a nonresident for tuition purposes and will be responsible for all nonresident tuition.
There are four requirements students must satisfy in order to qualify for a resident classification. All four requirements must be met by the residence determination date of the term for which classification as a resident is requested.
Learn more about residency requirements
All new students must submit a Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) as part of the Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) “Steps to Enrollment” process on their Admissions student portal. Students may need information from parents to complete the SLR.
Learn more about establishing residency
Continuing Students - Currently Classified as Nonresidents
Students Applying for Readmission
Submit a Statement of Legal Residence
Residency determinations are determined on a case-by-case basis. Determinations are highly dependent on these factors:
Once determined, students can view their residency status by logging into GOLD and clicking on the Registration Info link. Residence classification will display under the Additional Registration Information Section. Pending determinations will show a status of "unverified."
This website summarizes UC Residence Policy and Guidelines and may not address all questions or cover all circumstances. Content on this website is merely for advising purposes and does not guarantee any residency determination. Although each campus may adopt different administrative procedures, University regulations regarding residency for tuition purposes are exactly the same for all UC campuses. Changes may be made in the residence requirements between the publication of this statement and the relevant residence determination date.
Beyond the residence staff in Office of the Registrar, no other University personnel are authorized to supply information regarding residence requirements for tuition.
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