UC Santa Barbara classifies students as residents or nonresidents for tuition purposes.
Important facts to know about residency:
Rules Governing Residence: Regents Policies 3105 and 3106 control determinations for California residence for tuition purposes and are implemented by the University’s Residence Policy and Guidelines, pursuant to the University of California’s Board of Regents’ Standing Order 110.2. Under these policies and guidelines, adult citizens or certain classes of aliens* can establish residence for tuition purposes. There are also particular rules that apply to the residence classification of minors.
*As defined by USCIS, the term "alien" is defined as any person not a citizen or national of the United States. Any person defined as such should refer to the Immigration page for more information.
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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