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Important Information Concerning Your Residency Status

Residency classification for tuition purposes determines your in-state or out-of- state status and may impact your admission, tuition, scholarship or financial aid eligibility.  Residency determinations for all UNC undergraduate students' applying for admission, readmission, or transfer is the responsibility of the new legislatively constituted, Residency Determination Service (RDS), not an individual campus responsibility.

For many students, the RDS process is simple.  If you were born in North Carolina and have lived in the State all your life, you will probably be one of many students who are classified as North Carolina residents. 

If you lived in another state at the time of application, still have strong ties to another state, or have lived in North Carolina for only a short period of time, the process may be more complicated. RDS may require more in-depth information or documentation to determine whether you are a resident of North Carolina for tuition purposes.  The information you submit to RDS will be validated against North Carolina state agency and federal databases.  Additional information about the RDS online interview process is available at www.NCresidency.org

If you have any questions the RDS process, please utilize the contact information below:


Toll-free Student Number: 844.319.3640

Local Student Number: 919.835.2290

Fax number: 919.835.2427

Email: rdsinfo@ncresidency.org


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