Residency Status for Tuition Purposes
Frank Phillips College has an open door policy that welcomes everyone who wishes to receive a great education. No person can be denied admission on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or physical disability.
However, for tuition purposes, students must indicate their residency status when applying for admission. It is the student's responsibility to apply for admission and to register under the correct residency status. Residency is determined as of the first day of the session in which a student is enrolling.
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Residency - General Information
The following information is subject to change at any time due to State or immigration laws/regulations:
To be considered Texas residents, students must clearly establish and maintain residence in Texas for the 12 months preceding their enrollment. Documentation of Texas residency will be required.
Generally, the following documents may be used in meeting residency requirements:
- Texas public high school transcript (if enrolled within the last 12 months) showing three years of attendance and graduation date.
- Letter of employment on company letterhead (verifying one year of employment). Letter must be currently dated and include your name, address, social security number and date of birth and be signed by an authorized agent of the company.
- Proof of paying in-state tuition at a Texas public institution of higher education during the previous fall or spring semester.
See the Admissions Office for additional information and possible documentation.
The responsibility for paying the correct residency classification is that of the student.
- An in-district student is an individual who is a resident of Texas and who resides in the FPC Taxing District for the 12 months on or before the census date (12th class day) of the term.
- An out-of-district student is a resident of Texas who resides outside of the FPC Taxing District on or before the census date (12th class day) of the term.
- An out-of-state student is an individual who has not resided in Texas for 12 months preceding the census date (12th class day) of the term.
- Out-of-country - Most students on temporary visas will be classified as out-of-state for tuition purposes. Contact the International Student Admissions and Records Office for any further information.
Frank Phillips College reserves the right to collect additional tuition and fees if it is determined that the student registered under an incorrect residency status or if tuition and fees are increased by the Frank Phillips College Board of Trustees.