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Residency Requirements for Out-of-State Students

Under North Carolina law a person may qualify as a resident for tuition purposes in North Carolina, thereby being eligible for a tuition rate lower than for non-residents.

The Admissions & Records staff will determine the residency status of the applicant based on the information supplied on the application for admission.  It is the student's responsibility to provide the College with the necessary information to prove in-state status.  Students who, after submitting an admissions application, have been classified as out of state for tuition purposes may appeal their residency status.  Students wishing to appeal their status must complete a Residency Determination (RDS) with the state of North Carolina. Once the student has received a Residency Certification Number (RCN), confirmation must be submitted to the Dean of Enrollment Management & Student Services.

It is recommended that the student review the "Requirements/Qualifications" listed below before completing the online residency determination


Requirements/Qualifications (applicable to Appendix B only)

CAPACITY + PRESENCE + INTENT + DURATION =
REQUIREMENTS TO BE CLASSIFIED AS IN-STATE

Under North Carolina law, to qualify for in-state tuition for a given term you must demonstrate:
  • that you have established your legal domicile in North Carolina (Capacity)
  • that you were physically present in the state (Presence)
  • that you intend to make North Carolina a permanent home indefinitely, rather than being in North Carolina solely to attend college (Intent)
  • that you have maintained that domicile for at least twelve continuous months prior to the term you wish to be classified as a resident for tuition purposes (Duration)

 

Submission Process for Validated RCN

Students may either bring the confirmation from the RDS system to the Office of the Dean of Student Services and Enrollment Management located in Vernon White Building, Room 4, or mail/fax to the following address:

Pitt Community College
Attn: Dean of Student Services and Enrollment Management
P.O. Drawer 7007
Greenville, NC  27835-7007
FAX: (252)-321-4333


Special Provisions

Active duty military personnel stationed in the state of North Carolina may be eligible for in-state tuition. Students must submit an Appendix D form to the Dean of Enrollment Management & Student Services no earlier than 30-days prior to the term for which you are applying, but no later than the first day of classes for that term. Applications submitted later than the first day of class will not be accepted until the next enrolling term.

Students may either bring Appendix D forms (completed and signed) to the office of the Dean of Student Services and Enrollment Management located in Vernon White Building, Room #4, or mail/fax to the following address:

Pitt Community College
Attn:  Dean of Student Services and Enrollment Management
P.O. Drawer 7007
Greenville, NC  27835-7007
FAX: (252) 321-4333

For questions regarding the appeals process for Appendix D (active military only), please call (252) 493-7320.

Appendix D form (Word® format for completing electronically)
Appendix D form (PDF format for printing ONLY)
 

UNC Employee Dependent/Spouse Benefit - please provide a letter from your HR certifying official verifying UNC full-time, permanent employment to the Office of the Registrar no earlier than 30-days prior to the term for which you are applying. Employment must be in effect on the first day of class for this benefit granted. Letters should be forwarded to:

Pitt Community College
Attn:  Dean of Student Services and Enrollment Management
P.O. Drawer 7007
Greenville, NC  27835-7007
FAX: (252) 321-4333


NC Business Sponsorship - Students whose full tuition will be paid by a NC business must submit the Business Sponsorship for to the VP of Student Development Services:

Pitt Community College
Attn:  Vice President of Student Development Services 
P.O. Drawer 7007
Greenville, NC  27835-7007
FAX: (252) 321-4333

PCC Business-Sponsored Students Form (Word® format)

 

All residency appeals, either through the RDS system or under the Special Provisions, must be submitted prior to the start date of the term for which in-state tuition is being requested.


Students who have paid tuition & fees at the out-of-state rate and are found eligible to be charged in-state tuition will receive a refund of the difference between out-of-state and in-state rates if the residence application is filed by the above deadlines.

 

Residency applications for an expired term are not accepted.

This notice supersedes any different information about filing periods in Pitt Community College publications and websites.

The Manual of Policies and Procedures of the State Residence Committee is on reserve in the Pitt Community College Library.

Additional Reference:
Residency Manual approved by the State Board of Community Colleges August 2010
www.northcarolina.edu/sites/default/files/documents/state_residence_classification_manual.pdf