A student's residency classification for tuition purposes is determined by the Admissions staff at the time an admission application is submitted in accordance with South Carolina Code of Laws #59-112-10 to #59-112-100 and College policies and procedures.
To Determine your Residency:
Complete the Application for Review of Residency ClassificationThe application will be reviewed by the Residency Coordinator and you will be notified of the residency decision within one week.
Submitting a Residency Review Application does not guarantee that a change in residency status will be made. Also, all deadlines for submission of applications must be met for any change to be considered for the current semester.
State law is the guiding regulation used to determine a student's residency classification, not individual opinion or extenuating circumstances. That allows residency decisions to be consistent and equitable for all students. In short, it is possible to live in South Carolina--even in Horry or Georgetown County--and not qualify for in-area or in-state tuition. There are specific requirements under the law.
(Note: Appeals of residency decisions may be made to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Development.)