State Residence Classification Manual: A Manual to Assist the Public Higher Education Institutions of North Carolina in the Matter of State Residence Classification for Tuition Purposes
State Residence Committee Policies and Procedures
Welcome to the State Residence Committee training site. This site provides a series of training modules to help state residence classifiers at institutions of higher education in North Carolina understand and correctly apply the law, policies, and procedures outlined in the updated State Residence Classification Manual (the Manual) in rendering decisions on student residence for tuition purposes. The Manual was approved by UNC President Erskine Bowles on August 4, 2010, and endorsed by the State Board of Community Colleges on August 20, 2010, and is effective for Fall 2010 academic year.
The updated Manual was developed under the leadership of a committee of experienced public university and community college classifiers, and was carefully reviewed by the State Residence Committee (SRC), attorneys in both the public and private sector, university professors, subject-matter experts at UNC General Administration, and the General Counsels of the UNC and North Carolina Community College systems. The new Manual incorporates updates in federal and state law, and embodies long-standing procedures utilized by UNC and community college classifiers.
The lessons are listed in numerical order, and follow the new Manual in identical sequence. You can start and finish as time allows, return to a lesson, or pick and choose topics as your classifying needs dictate.
To access the online lesson, click on the icon to the right of the lesson description. The Adobe Flash Player is required to view this content.
To review or print the PowerPoint lesson, click on the icon to the right of the lesson description.
You are invited to return and review these lessons at any time. Also, please bookmark the State Residence webpage and review periodically for updates regarding classification issues, the SRC, and special notices about changes in residency laws, policies, and procedures.
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Lesson 1 - Introduction. Presented by Norma Houston, UNC General Administration (15:40)
Lesson 1 includes an overview of residence for tuition purposes, our State’s public policy governing residence for tuition purposes, and the contents and purpose of the Manual.
Lesson 2 - Definition of Terms. Presented by Norma Houston, UNC General Administration (27:34)
Lesson 2 covers definitions of terms as presented in the Manual.
Lesson 3 - Determining Domicile. Presented by Anne White, UNC School of the Arts (11:19)
Lesson 3 covers the principles and concept of domicile, demonstrating proof of domicile, how to make a determination of domicile, the five-year rule exception, and how to find domiciliary evidence.
Lesson 4 - Classification of Minors. Presented by Anne White, UNC School of the Arts (9:45)
Lesson 4 covers domicile of a minor under 18, minor with divorced or separated parents, after a minor turns 18, special considerations of the five-year rule for minors, emancipated minors, and wards of the State.
Lesson 5 - Special Rules under the Law of Domicile. Presented by Roger Sims, NC State University (16:13)
Lesson 5 provides an overview of laws governing members of the armed forces and their families; nonmilitary federal personnel, volunteers, and missionaries; non-U.S. citizens; prisoners/inmates; married persons; public school teachers; full-scholarship students; UNC employees and their families; and the Academic Common Market.
Lesson 6 - Tuition Waivers. Presented by Roger Sims, NC State University (4:13)
Lesson 6 covers tuition waivers, which are available to some categories of students including survivors of deceased law enforcement and emergency workers; families of disabled law enforcement and emergency workers; and university employees.
Lesson 7 - Grace Periods. Presented by Roger Sims, NC State University (4:06)
Lesson 7 covers statutory grace periods for currently enrolled students, and for students who are no longer enrolled or who have graduated.
Lesson 8a - Community College Exemptions. Presented by Q. Shanté Martin, NC Community College System (29:36)
Lesson 8a provides a review of community college exceptions to the general rules governing in-state tuition.
Lesson 8b - Community College Tuition Waivers. Presented by Q. Shanté Martin, NC Community College System
Lesson 8b is available only as a PowerPoint presentation, and clearly spells out which people may receive community college tuition and registration waivers for specialized training courses.
Lesson 9 - Classifications/Reclassifications. Presented by Roger Sims, NC State University (11:46)
Lesson 9 is an overview of initial classifications and reclassifications of students.
Lesson 10 - State Residence Committee Appeals. Presented by Anne White, UNC School of the Arts (16:10)
Lesson 10 covers the most recent details to the Policies and Procedures of the State Residence Committee, including the composition and functions of the State Residence Committee, grounds for appeals, procedures and deadlines, basis of review, and the disposition of cases.