Under Texas state law, students are classified either as residents of Texas, non-residents, or international students. The amount of tuition you are charged is based on your residency classification, which is determined according to the information you submit on the application. You also may be asked to provide documentary evidence that proves your residency status.
To qualify as a Texas resident, you must live in Texas for one year and establish a domicile in Texas before enrollment and you must be either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. If you are claimed as a dependent on a parent's most recent federal tax return, you will be classified based on the parent's qualifications for residency.
The general residency classifications for tuition purposes are as follows:
Your residency classification is based on rules and regulations established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. If you have questions about residency, contact the Admissions and Records Office.
If you are returning to ACC after an absence of one year, or are a recent high school graduate who has been enrolled in ACC classes while in high school, you must submit the residency form.
If your current address is in the ACC District, you must provide proof of physically residing in the district. This is required before tuition status can be adjusted. Residency documentation must be submitted to the Admissions and Records Office. Any residency status revisions submitted after the published deadline becomes effective the following term. All P.O. Box addresses are classified as out of district. A physical mailing address is required for in-district tuition classification.
Texas law (Senate Bill 1528) allows you to qualify for Texas residency status, and if you are an undocumented student who lived in Texas for the 36 months before completing your high school diploma or GED. To be eligible, you must: