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Note: All applicants are now required to complete documentation for the North Carolina Residency Determination Service (NCDS).
Residency determination establishes if students should have in-state or out-of-state tuition.
Read more about it by clicking this link. (Opens the NCDS website in a new tab)

You must complete the NC Residency Determination forms (#1) before completing a college application through CFNC (#2).
BOTH sets of documents MUST be complete before moving forward.

Give yourself at least an hour (maybe more) to finish.

Step #1
Complete your NC Residency Determination forms


This MUST be complete before moving on to the CFNC application.
Write down your Residency Determination Number.
Click the image below to visit the NC RDS website.

Screenshot of the Residency Determination Service website

Visit the North Carolina Residency Determination Service website
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Step #2
Complete your CFNC application


Don't forget your Residency Determination Number!
Click the image below to visit the CFNC website.

Screenshot of College Foundation of North Carolina Website

Visit the College Foundation of North Carolina website
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Have questions? Check out the "FAQs" Section of the NC Residency website.