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Residency

The following persons shall be classified as Texas residents and entitled to pay resident tuition rates:

A person who:

  • Established a domicile in this state not less than 12 months before the census date of the academic semester in which the person enrolls in an institution and
  • Maintained a residence continuously in the state for the 12 months immediately preceding the census date of the academic semester in which the person enrolls in an institution

A person who:

  • Graduated from a public or accredited private high school in this state or, as an alternative to high school graduation, received the equivalent of a high school diploma in this state, including the successful completion of a nontraditional secondary education and
  • Maintained a residence continuously in this state for:
    • The 36 months immediately preceding the date of graduation or receipt of the diploma equivalent, as applicable, and
    • The 12 months preceding the census date of the academic semester in which the person enrolls in an institution

A dependent whose parent:

  • Established a domicile in this state not less than 12 months before the census date of the academic semester in which the person enrolls in an institution and
  • Maintained a residence continuously in the state for the 12 months immediately preceding the census date of the academic semester in which the person enrolls in an institution

For more information, see the Texas Administrative Code.

If we are unable to determine your residency status, you will have to complete a Residency QuestionnaireListen (PDF opens in a new window).

State Authorization

Tarrant County College offers online educational opportunities to students residing outside the state of Texas. The United States Department of Education (USDOE) requires that institutions comply with any applicable state approval or licensure requirements in each state to which online instruction is delivered. As a result all colleges must be authorized to deliver online instruction prior to allowing students from those states to enroll.

For more information, please see TCC eLearning.

Updated November 04, 2016