Residency Information

District Alert:  Updates

As of March 2020 the Alamo Colleges District is currently conducting classes and student services remotely.  For residency questions you may contact us at 210-486-0640 or sac-Residency@alamo.edu.

General Information

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.

Services Offered

- Residency verification
- Residency re-classification
- Address change and update 
- Waiver for military personnel and their eligible family members (Please refer to the Victory Center website for more information) 

Residency Classifications

Your residency classification is based on rules and regulations established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

In-district student

 

Out-of-district student

A Texas resident who resides in Bexar County

 

A Texas resident who does not reside in Bexar County

Non-Texas Resident

 

International

A person who has not established a domicile and/or resided in Texas for 12 months prior to the census date of the academic semester in which the person enrolls at San Antonio College.

 

A non-U.S. citizen or permanent resident who holds an F-1 Visa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address Change

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.


Residency Reclassication

The Acceptable Residency Documentation must be submitted to Residency Office prior to the earliest census day of registered courses.  Any residency reclassifications submitted after the official census day 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.

San Antonio College Core Residency Questionnaire may be obtained and submitted via online DocuSign.  The Core Residency Form and all "Acceptable Residency Documentation" must be submitted to the Office of Student Records.


Students establish their residency classification based on the answers they provide to the core residency questions on the ApplyTexas application.  Students may be contacted by college personnel for additional residency documentation.

  • In-District Student: A Texas resident who resides in Bexar County. 
  • Out-of-District Student: A Texas resident who does not reside in Bexar County. 
  • Non Texas Resident: A person who has not established a domicile and/or resided in Texas for 12 months prior to the census date of the academic semester in which the person enrolls at San Antonio College 
  • International Student: A non-U.S. citizen or permanent resident who holds an F-1 Visa.

Preferred documentation for in-district classification:

  • Texas ID or Driver’s License 
  • Current lease or proof of ownership of real property 

We’re Here to Help

If you need further assistance or have questions regarding residency holds, please contact the Office of Student Records through the following means:

Virtual Residency Assistance
Monday thru Thursday 10am-7pm
Join Zoom Room

Residency In-Person
Monday thru Thursday 8am-7pm

Office Number: 210-486-0640     
Email: sac-residency@alamo.edu