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 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.   

     -  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.

    -  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.