Coordinated Residency Determination Process Session Law 2013-360

*Scheduled Effective Date: September 2016

In accordance with North Carolina Session Law 2013-360, the University of North Carolina General Administration (UNCGA), the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS), the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), and the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) were directed to create a centralized uniform process for determining residency for tuition purposes and for administration of state financial aid. Following passage of the law, these educational partners formed the Higher Education Collaborative Advisory Committee and developed the Residency Determination Service (RDS) to provide accurate, consistent and timely residency determination in support of the admissions application process for North Carolina colleges and universities. The effective scheduled date for implementation of the RDS is September 2016 for new and returning students seeking residency determination as part of the admissions application process for terms beginning January 2017.

Copies of Session Law 2013-360 and summary guidelines for implementation of the Residency Determination Services (RDS) are available upon request at the College’s Admissions Office.