The amount of tuition you are charged is based upon your residency. Your residency classification is based on rules and regulations established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
In-District/Dallas County Resident: A student currently residing in Dallas County who has lived in Texas for the past 12 months.
Out-of-District/Out-of-County: A student who is a resident of Texas, for the past 12 months, but resides outside of Dallas County.
Out-of-State: A student who is a U.S. citizen who has not lived in the state of Texas for the past 12 months.
Out-of-Country: A student who is a non U.S. citizen and does not hold a resident alien card.
A student that is seeking to establish Texas residency, must supply documentation that proves the student has lived in Texas for at least 12 months prior to registration.
One of the following items must be submitted with your application to claim in-state status:
If you are a minor, or are claimed as a dependent on your parent/legal guardian’s federal income tax, you may provide the information listed above in their name. You must also include a copy of the most recent federal income tax filed listing you as a dependent.
Once your in-state residency status is established, your classification as in-district (Dallas County resident) or out-of-district is based on where you actually reside or own property.
If you are classified as a Texas resident and live in or own real estate in Dallas County, you are eligible for the in-district tuition rate. If you meet in-state requirements but live outside Dallas County, you will pay the out-of-district tuition rate. If you move outside Dallas County on or before a semester’s certification date (12th class day), you must pay the additional tuition.
To establish in-district residency, you must present one of the following:
Texas State Law (Noriega Bill, HB1403, SB 1528) states that you can be admitted to a college and be considered a resident of Texas if you resided in Texas, and meet all the following conditions:
*Affidavits are available in the Admissions Office located Building C, Room 119 of the Eastfield College campus. Please bring a photo ID. Acceptable ID’s include a driver license, high school or college ID and Mexican government issued identification cards known as “Maticula Consular”.
Applies to students that are unable to provide proof of US citizenship, a social security number or a Texas high school diploma or GED. A valid tax ID will aid in application process but is not required.
Applies to students that have a valid United States of America Permanent Resident Card.
Work Authorization Card
Applies to students that have a valid work only Social Security Card and official work authorization card with picture.
If you have additional questions about residency please contact the Admissions Office at 4AdmissionsOficce@dcccd.edu.