In accordance with the South Carolina Code of Laws 59-112-20, York Technical College is required to determine residence classification of applicants at the time of admission.  To qualify for in-state tuition, a legal resident of South Carolina must have maintained his/her domicile in the state for at least 12 months immediately preceding the first day of classes for the term for which resident classification is sought. 

 

Based upon the information on the Application for Admission or other data you have submitted, your residency status is classified as out-of-state.  If you wish to appeal this decision, complete the attached form and bring it with you to the Admissions Office in the Student Services Building.

 

For independent persons or the parent, spouse, or guardian of dependent persons, examples of intent to become a South Carolina resident may include the following, although any single document may not be conclusive:

 

1.       Possession of a valid South Carolina driverís license, or if a non-driver, a South Carolina identification card.  Failure to obtain this within 45 days of establishment of the intent to become a South Carolina resident will delay the beginning date of residency eligibility.

 

2.       Possession of a valid South Carolina vehicle registration card.  Failure to obtain this within 90 days of the establishment of the intent to become a South Carolina resident will delay the beginning date of residency eligibility.

 

3.       Possession of a valid South Carolina voter registration card.

 

4.       Ownership of principle residence in South Carolina

 

5.       Paying South Carolina income taxes as a resident during the past tax year.

 

 

Eligibility for SC residency cannot occur until 12 months from the date intent is established.

 

Upon establishing intent to achieve residence status, students employed full-time, by a single employer in South Carolina may be eligible to pay in-state tuition during the 12 months required to establish residency in the State.

 

Applicants asserting that his/her domicile has been established in South Carolina have the burden of proof.  The residency official will consider any and all evidence provided concerning claim of domicile, but will not necessarily regard any single item of evidence as conclusive evidence that domicile has been established.  

 

The resident status of a dependent person is based on the resident status of the person who provides more than half of the dependent personís support and claims the dependent person as a dependent for federal income tax purposes.

 

The absence of indicia in other states is required before students can be eligible for South Carolina residency.  For example, students cannot claim South Carolina as their state of legal residence while holding a driverís license from another state.

 

Call the Admissions Office at (803) 327-8008 if you have any questions.

 

 



Application for Reclassification of Residency Status

 

The resident status of a dependent person is based on the resident status of the person who provides more than half of the dependent personís support and claims the dependent person as a dependent for federal income tax purposes.

 

Are you claimed as a dependent by a parent, spouse, or guardian for income tax purposes?  Yes______ No______

 

 

Name   ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                 Last                                                        First                                                        MI

 

Colleague ID Number ______________________ Date of Birth ________________ Phone __________________________________

 

Address   _______________________________________________ City ___________________ State _______ Zip  _____________

 

Length of Present Stay in South Carolina ________Years ________ Months     Driverís License #  _______________  State  ________

 

Are you a US citizen? ____ Yes    _____No      If no, have you been awarded permanent resident status? ____Yes  ____ No

 

 

Persons who assert that his/her domicile has been established in SC must provide to the designated residency official any and all evidence which the person believes satisfies residency requirements.

 

 

I believe that I am qualified for SC residency based upon the following:  Evidence required  (Check one) 

 

____ I have lived in South Carolina continuously for the past twelve months.

                 

____ I am employed by a South Carolina employer on a full-time basis.

 

____ I am claimed as a dependent of a legal South Carolina resident for federal tax purposes.

 

____ I am receiving privately funded scholarship aid of at least $250.00 in accordance with South Carolina State Board for

         Technical and Comprehensive Education policy # 3-2-206.

 

____ I am a member of the US Armed Forces, and I am stationed in SC on active duty.

 

Certification

 

I affirm that the information provided on this form is true and accurate.  I also understand that students paying in-state tuition and fees who are later determined to be non-SC residents will be required to pay the difference between resident and non-resident tuition and fees retroactive to the beginning of the semester in question.  The burden of proof resides with the student to show evidence, as deemed necessary, to establish residency status. 

 

 

Signature _____________________________________________ Date __________________________

 

Internal use:

 

 _____Not qualified for in-state residency status

 

 _____Qualified:  1A ____ 1B ____  

 

                                      By:     ____ 12 months continuous domicile in SC

 

                                                 ____ Student is a dependent of legal resident   ___parent  ___spouse  ___guardian

                                              

  _____Qualified                      ____ Exception     ____ #

 

Evidence on file:

 

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