Tuition Waivers and Residency Classifications

This site provides information about tuition waivers and residency classifications including definitions, statutory references and links to other supporting documentation. Also available is a summary document formatted for ease of printing and intended as a quick reference guide. Following are some important facts about the waiver programs and residency classifications described here:

  • The waivers described here are all of the waiver programs available for use by the colleges.
  • Colleges have discretion in whether to participate in optional waiver programs and how much to waive.
  • Optional waiver programs offered by a college, must be offered equally to students meeting the eligibility criteria as established by the waiver. This requirement does not limit a college’s ability when adopting optional waivers to limit the total number of enrollments in a particular waiver. Colleges may also establish preferential enrollment status to distinct classes of students within these waivers.
  • Upper division enrollments: Tuition waivers applicable for lower division students are applicable to upper division students at community and technical colleges as well. For example, colleges that waive the out-of-state tuition differential for lower division students must also waive the differential for upper division students.
  • Colleges have no authority to adopt waiver programs not described here.
  • Residency classifications are not discretionary.

Mandatory Waivers

SBCTC Mandatory Waivers

Optional Waivers

Waiver of Nonresident Tuition Differential

Space Available Waivers

Ungraded/Course Based Waivers

Other Waivers

Residency Classifications

Inactive Waivers

Summary – Tuition Waivers and Residency Classifications

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