Galveston College is required by state law to determine the residency status of all students for tuition purposes. All new students must complete the Residency Questionnaire upon application to the college. Students returning after more than one year will be required to affirm that they have not changed their residence status since their enrollment. Additional documentation may be requested at any time following registration.
The legal residence of each applicant for admission and registration at Galveston College will be determined by the Admissions Office. For purposes of tuition, students will be classified as Texas Resident – In-District, Texas Resident – Out-of District, or Out-of-State/Non-Resident.
General guidelines for residency are listed below. Note - these guidelines are not exhaustive and additional guidelines may apply, in accordance with state statute.
Residency is determined at the time the Admissions Application is processed, either by a student’s current address or by the address of a parent or legal guardian, if the student is being claimed as a dependent for federal income tax purposes. A post office box cannot be used to establish residency. It is the responsibility of the student to register under the correct residency classification.
Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, Part 1, Chapter 21, Subchapter B, contains rules and regulations regarding determination of student residency. Additionally, students may visit www.collegeforalltexans.com to view residency information, including tuition exemptions and waivers.