CA Residency Process

This is very important if you are a U.S resident but not a California resident!

Out-of-state and international students are required to pay non-resident supplemental tuition (NRST), in addition to the tuition and fees for in-state students.

Out-of-state students who are U.S. citizens may apply to be considered a resident for tuition purposes after they have lived in California for a year. If your application is approved, you will no longer have to pay the additional non-resident supplemental tuition. Applicants must provide evidence of a continuous physical presence in California and the intent to make California their permanent home.

If you intend to establish residency in California, find out about the requirements before reloacting to California so you can take the steps needed to qualify, and begin compiling the appropriate documentation.

Residency determinations are made by the Residence Deputy. Iinformation on requirements and timelines can be found in the UCD General Catalog and in other publications available from the Residence Deputy. You can contact the Residence Deputy in the Office of the Registrar, University of California, Davis, 12 Mrak Hall, (530) 752-0879.