Residency for Tuition Purposes
IMPORTANT: The tuition classification laws described here apply to all students in the University of North Carolina - Public System. The forms and procedures described below are intended primarily for those who are currently enrolled as non-resident students for tuition purposes but who are desiring to seek a change in tuition residency classification to in-state status.
Applicants to NC State typically have their initial tuition residency status determined based on responses they provide as part of their admissions application. Applicants should complete the form(s) accessible on this site only upon explicit recommendation of their respective admissions office. A NC State Unity account is required in order to complete this residency application.
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Click here for the online Tuition Reclassification Application. Veterans and their dependents who wish to apply for in-state tuition, using the 'Choice Act', please request a paper application by sending an email to Residency-Officer@ncsu.edu.
Basic Requirements of Legal Residency
Establishment of Domicile
Address: NCSU Residency Officer 1000 Main Campus Drive, Campus Box 7102, Raleigh, NC 27695-7102
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm EST