The general residency classifications are as follows:
Your residency classification is based on rules and regulations established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. If you have questions about residency, contact your college Admissions/Registrar’s Office or visit the Coordinating Board website.
To establish Texas residency, you must supply documentation that proves you have lived in Texas for at least 12 months before registration.
You must submit at least one of the following items with your application if you claim in-state status:
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, you must pay the additional tuition.
To establish in-district residency, you must present a permanent (laminated) Texas driver’s license in your name showing your correct Dallas County address or one of the following:
Texas State Law states that you can be admitted to the college and be considered a resident of Texas if you resided in Texas, and met all the following conditions:
The Matricula Consular I.D. Card can be utilized as an I.D. for admissions purposes. Students who are undocumented and of Mexican descent are eligible to apply for the Matricula Consular I.D. Card. To read more about this card, go to the Mexico Ministry of Foreign Affairs Web site at http://www.sre.gob.mx/en/.
Minor/Dependent of a Texas Resident
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.