The Office of Admission at each campus must determine the residence status of all new and returning students for tuition purposes. Non-residents are required to pay non-resident tuition. Residence determination of minors is based on the residence status of their parents. Minors are those applicants under the age of 19 on the applicable residence determination date.
Generally, to be eligible for resident classification, a person must be able to establish the following one year immediately prior to the residence determination date:
Residence determination dates for each academic term for Cal State East Bay are:
Please note that no official determination of residence status will be made until after a student has submitted an application for admission.
To establish residency a student must be either a U.S. citizen or must have a legal immigration status allowing the establishment of residency.
To be classified as a resident for tuition purposes, a student (or the parent if the student is a minor), must meet each of the following criteria one year immediately prior to the Residency Determination Date:
If you have been notified that you are classified as a non-resident for tuition purposes and would like to have your status reviewed, please view the following options:
Additional questions may be directed to the Residency Specialist located in the Office of Admissions via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail any documents to:
CSU East Bay
Office of Admission
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542
Students classified as nonresidents may appeal to the Chancellor’s Office within 30 calendar days of the issuance of the notification of the final campus decision. The campus decision may be appealed only if at least one of the following applies:
Students must explain why the appeal meets one or more of the above appeal criteria and provide supporting documentation. For example, a “significant error of fact” could be demonstrated by stating that the campus incorrectly determined that a specific document, such as a driver’s license, was untimely and by providing a copy of the document establishing the error. An appeal that only states “a significant error of fact,” will be denied.
Starting August 1, 2017, appeals should be submitted online at https://calstate.infoready4.com/#manageCompetitionsDetail/1760156