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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 Code.
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.
General residency classifications for tuition purposes
- 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 in Texas.
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 in Texas
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:
- Significant Gainful Employment
- An 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.
- Other 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:
- has been engaged in employment intended to provide an income to the person or allow the person to avoid the expense of paying another to perform tasks (as in child care) that is sufficient to provide at least one-half of the individual’s tuition and living expenses or represents an average of at least 20 hours per week; or
- is self-employed in Texas or is living off his/her earnings; or
- is primarily supported by public assistance in Texas.
- 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.
- Sole or Joint Marital Ownership of Residential Real Property
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 future.
NOTE: Additional documents may be requested to support your claim as a Texas Resident.
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