State Residence

The North Carolina General Assembly has enacted a detailed statutory scheme for determining who does and who does not qualify for in-state tuition.  That statutory scheme is found in Article 14 of Chapter 116 of the North Carolina General Statutes, which mandates that only those who can demonstrate a minimum of twelve months of uninterrupted domicile (legal residence) in North Carolina are eligible for in-state tuition. 

The statute also places on applicants the burden of establishing by a preponderance of evidence that they are bona fide domiciliaries rather than mere residents of North Carolina.

State Residence Classification Manual | Table of Amendments (2011)

Temporary Protected Status Classification Memo

Online Training for Residency Classifiers