- Residency Verification.
- Waiver for Military personnel and their eligible family members.
- Residency re-classification.
- Address change and update.
- Residency Verification for non-US citizens.
Under Texas state law, an applicant or enrolled student is classified either as a resident of Texas, a non-resident, or an international student. An individual's residency classification is based on information from his/her ApplyTexas application.
To qualify as a Texas resident, an individual must live in Texas for one year and establish a domicile in Texas prior to enrollment. An applicant or student who is claimed as a dependent on a parent's most recent federal tax return will be classified based on the parent's qualifications for residency.
The amount of tuition you are charged is based on your residency classification, which is determined according to the information you submit on the ApplyTexas application. You may also be asked to provide documentary evidence that proves your residency status.
The student has the burden of proof to show by clear and
convincing evidence that residence or domicile, as appropriate, has been
established and maintained in accordance with the Texas Administrative
An individual whose initial purpose for moving to Texas is to attend an
institution of higher education as a full-time student will be presumed not to
have the required intent to make Texas his or her domicile; however, the
presumption may be overruled by clear and convincing evidence.
An individual shall not ordinarily be able to establish domicile by
performing acts which are directly related to fulfilling educational objectives
or which are required or routinely performed by temporary residents of the
The general residency classifications for tuition purposes are as follows:
- Bexar County resident: A Texas resident who has lived in Texas for the past 12 months and resides in Bexar County.
- Out-of-district student: A Texas resident for the past 12 months who does not reside in Bexar County.
- Out-of-state student: A U.S. citizen who has not lived in Texas for the past 12 months.
- Out-of-country student: A non-U.S. citizen who is not a resident alien.
Your residency classification is based on rules and regulations
established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Texas
Administrative Code (TAC), Title 19-Education, Part 1-Texas Higher Education
Coordinating Board, Chapter 21-Student Services, Subchapter B-Determination of
Resident Status. If you have questions about residency, you may
contact Admissions and Records. Information on residency is
subject to change at any time due to State or immigration laws/regulations.
If a student's current address is not in Bexar County, he/she must provide proof of physically residing in Bexar County. This is required before tuition status can be adjusted. The Acceptable Residency Documentation must be submitted to Residency Office prior to registration. Any tuition status revisions submitted after the official census date becomes effective the following term. Tuition and fees for in-district students, out-of-district students, non-Texas residents and international students are based upon the number of credit hours for which they register.
Required documentation for in-district classification:
- TX ID or Driver’s License (with Bexar County address) or
- Current lease or proof of ownership of real property (in Bexar County) - Name must be listed on documents
NOTE: Additional documents may be requested to support your claim as a Bexar County Resident.
The Documentation to Support Establishing and Maintaining Domicile
in Texas must be submitted to Residency Office prior to the census date for the term which you are enrolled. Any tuition status revisions submitted after the official census date becomes effective the following term.
Students classified as non-Texas residents at the time of initial registration shall retain that status until a written application for reclassification is filed and approved along with the Documentation to Support Establishing and Maintaining Domicile
St. Philip's College Core Residency Forms may be obtained at the Welcome Center. The Core Residency Form and all Documentation to Support Establishing and Maintaining Domicile
in Texas must be submitted to Residency Office.
Documentation to Support Establishing and Maintaining Domicile
The following documentation may be requested by
the institution regarding a person’s responses to the Core Residency Questions.
Documents that may be used as proof that:
(1) The person or the dependent’s parent
established domicile in Texas, and
(2) The person or the dependent’s parent has
maintained domicile in Texas continuously for at least 12 consecutive months
immediately preceding the census date of the term in which the person enrolls,
include but are not limited to the following:
1. Significant Gainful Employment
employer’s statement of dates of employment in Texas (beginning and
current or ending dates) that encompass at least 12 consecutive months
immediately preceding the census date of the term in which the person enrolls.
However, employment conditioned on student status, such as work study, the
receipt of stipends, fellowships, or research or teaching assistantships does
not constitute gainful employment.
documents that show the person or the dependent’s parent, for at
least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the census date of the term in
which the person enrolls:
c. For a person living
on public assistance, written statements from the office of one or more social
service agencies located in Texas that attest to the provision of services to
the person for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the census date
of the term in which the person enrolls.
2. Sole or Joint Marital Ownership of Residential Real
Title to residential real property in Texas with
documentation to verify 12 consecutive months of ownership immediately preceding
the census date of the term in which the person enrolls, such as a Warranty
Deed, with the person or the dependent’s parent having established and
maintained domicile at that residence.
3. Marriage to a Person Who Has Established and
Maintained Domicile in Texas
Marriage Certificate or Declaration of Registration of
Informal Marriage with documentation to support that spouse has established and
maintained domicile in Texas for the 12 consecutive months preceding the census
date of the term in which the person enrolls.
4. Ownership of a Business entity
Documents that evidence the organization of the business
in Texas that reflect the ownership interest of the person or dependent’s
parent, and the customary management of the business by the person or
dependent’s parent without the intention of liquidation for the foreseeable
NOTE: Additional documents may be requested to support
your claim as a Texas Resident.