Residency Requirements

Residency requirements must be met prior to the date the term begins. Out-of-state students are assessed at a higher tuition rate. States that border Oregon are considered in- state for tuition purposes.

OCCC reserves the right to ask students to provide proof of residency. Establishing proof of residency may include a driver's license, rental contract, utility payment records, and/or voter registration card. On an individual basis, other forms of proof may be utilized in the residency determination process. The initial residency status of each applicant is determined at the time of application.

Students seeking a change in their residency status should contact the Registrar at 541-867-8538. There is no residency requirement for distance education and non-credit courses.

(Note: A person eligible for benefits under the federal Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (38 U.S.C Section 3301 et seq.) or any other federal law authorizing educational benefits to veterans shall be entitled to Oregon resident status for purposes of tuition and fees charged at Oregon Coast Community College.)