Appealing a Residency Decision

Initial residency classification is determined from the information supplied on the application for admission to the college. A student may appeal the decision for residency classification made by the Office of the Registrar. This appeal must be filed with the Residency Appeals Board within thirty days of the decision of the Office of the Registrar. If the appeal is not filed within this time frame, the decision of the Office of the Registrar becomes final.

The fact that a student does not qualify for in-state status in any other state does not guarantee in-state status in Nevada, because residency status is governed by Board of Regents policy. Residency classification for tuition purposes clearly places the burden of proof upon the student to provide clear and convincing evidence of eligibility.

Information submitted to qualify for in-state classification is subject to independent verification. Individuals submitting false information or falsified supporting documents are subject to both criminal charges and college disciplinary procedures.

Please contact the Office of the Registrar for instructions regarding the appeals process.