Texas Residency Established

Rules and Regulations for determining residence status are set by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. THECB residency information can be found at CollegeforTexans.com.

Under state statutes and Coordinating Board rules and regulations interpreting those statutes, a student or prospective student is classified as a resident of Texas if he/she: 

36-month rule

Graduated from a public or accredited private high school or receiving a GED in this state and residing in Texas the 36 months immediately preceding the date of graduation or receipt of a GED; and living in Texas 12 months preceding the census date of the academic semester in which the student enrolls in an institution.

Transfering In

Transferred from another Texas public institution of higher education after continuous enrollment (enrolled in the previous fall and/or spring term) where you were classified as a Texas resident.

Establishing Domicile

Established a domicile and maintaining residence in Texas 12 months prior to the term of enrollment or by being a dependent of a Texas resident.

For a list of "Acceptable Residency Documentation" please click here.