South Carolina Residency

South Carolina Residency

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Tuition is based upon the student’s legal residency as defined in The Code of Laws of South Carolina, guidelines determined by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education and the Midlands Technical College Commission.

If an applicant or student wishes to petition to change his/her residency status, he may complete and submit  a residency form to the Admissions Office. Status changes are not retroactive for previous terms. 

To submit the application:

  • Print the Application for Reclassification for Residency.
  • Read it carefully and choose your basis for reclassification in Part 2.
  • Complete all sections required for the category chosen.
  • Submit the application and all requested documentation.

The completed application has to be submitted at least ten days before the fee payment deadline in order for a change of status to occur on or before fee payment ends. Residency statuses can be changed up to the last day for a 25 percent refund. There are no retroactive status changes for previous terms.

By Mail:Admissions OfficeP.O. Box 327Denmark, SC

By Email:Scan the completed application and email .

In Person:Admissions OfficeOffice Hours:

  • Monday -Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, you may contact Donavon O. Coley, Director of Admissions and Recruitment at  or 803.793.5175.

For further clarification of residency guidelines, please refer to the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.

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Complete Residency Information Form