The primary purpose of the Residency Determination Committee is: To evaluate Residence and Tuition Status Applications, to assign the appropriate residency classification consistent with the requirements of the state law and provisions of the North Carolina State Residence Classification Manual, and to provide information about residency to students, staff and the JCC community.

Important Notes

NC Residence and Tuition Status Applications and all supporting documentation are due to the Office of Enrollment and Student Success no later than the date listed in the table below for each respective academic termApplications received after final payments are due will not be considered for that current semester.  The dates for future terms are listed in the table below:


Term Deadline to File Application
Summer 2017

May 17, 2017

Fall 2017

August 16, 2017


The deadlines in the table above supersedes any different information about residency application filing deadlines in College publications and websites and on the residency form itself.  All questions regarding residency should be directed to the Student Services Office.

 The tuition charge for students who qualify as residents of the State of North Carolina is less than the charge for non-resident students. To qualify for in-state tuition, as specified in General Statute 116-143.1, a legal resident must have maintained his/her domicile in North Carolina for at least the twelve months prior to his/her classification as a resident for tuition purposes.

In order to be eligible for in-state classification, the individual must establish that his/her presence in the state during such twelve-month period was for purposes of maintaining a bona fide domicile, rather than for purposes of mere temporary residence incident to enrollment in an institution of higher education.

Further, if the parents (or court-appointed legal guardian) of the individual seeking resident classification are bona fide domiciliaries of this state, this fact shall be prima facie evidence of domiciliary status of the individual applicant, and if such parents or guardian are not bona fide domiciliaries of this state, this fact shall be prima facie evidence of non-domiciliary status of the individual.

The residency classification of a student, for purposes of applicable tuition rates, is required to be changed if, since original establishment of the student's current classification, his/her state of legal residence has changed.

If a student claims eligibility, as member of the armed forces or a dependent relative of such a member, to be charged the in-state tuition rate under General Statute 116-143.3, the student must submit the appropriate application prior to initial enrollment or re-enrollment for which the student claims the tuition benefit. The student must also submit the application prior to each successive academic year of enrollment.

Regulations concerning the classification of students by residence for purposes of applicable tuition differentials are set forth in detail in A Manual To Assist The Public Higher Education Institutions of North Carolina in the Matter of Student Residence Classification for Tuition Purposes.