Determining California State Residency
Residency is determined by utilizing information included in your application for admission. Be sure to submit the application as accurately as possible. Residency is important because it determines admissions criteria and fee structure for all applicants. Information on how residency is determined can be found here: CSUMB Determination of Residence Policy
If your residency is in question or if you feel as though your residency classification is not accurate, you may complete and submit a Residency Questionnaire. We will use information from this form to determine/update your residency status.
Did you graduate from a California High School?
Assembly Bill 540 (AB540) is a California law that allows certain non-residents who meet specfied requirements to pay in-state fees (tuition) for California's public colleges and univeristies.
Any student, other than a non immigrant alien, who meets all of the following requirements, shall be exempt from paying nonresident tuition at the California Community Colleges, the California State University and the University of California.
- The student must have attended a high school (public or private) in California for three (3) or more years.
- The student must have graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent prior to the start of the term (for example, passing the GED or California High School Proficiency exam).
- File a Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Form
Nonresident students meeting the criteria will be exempt from the payment of nonresident tuition, but they will not be classified as California residents. They will continue to be nonresidents.