Determination of residency for purposes of tuition will be made according to the following definitions. Applicants to the nursing program must satisfy in-district residency requirements as outlined in the nursing program application packet.
An individual who owns property, who, for one full year prior to beginning taking credit classes has either; a) owned property (or if under the age of 24, whose parent/guardian owns property); or b) maintained a permanent and continuous residence in the district will be classified as an in-district resident. The COCC District consists of all of Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson Counties, the northern portion of Klamath County, and the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Jefferson and Wasco Counties.
An individual who, for one full year prior to beginning taking credit classes has either: a) owned property (or if under the age of 24, whose parent/guardian owns property); or b) maintained a permanent and continuous residence in the state of Oregon (but outside the COCC district) will be classified as an out-of-district resident. The student will remain an out-of district student for two calendar years after the term in which the student began courses; at that time, the student will convert to in-district residency.
An individual who has not maintained a permanent and continuous residence in the state of Oregon during the full year prior to the beginning of the first term of enrollment will be classified as "out of state." The student's residency will convert to in-district two calendar years after the term in which the student began classes.
Per Oregon Administrative Rules, residents of Washington, California, Nevada and Idaho will be charged in-state (out-of-district) tuition.
Residency of each applicant for college credit classes is determined from information provided at the time of application. When there appears to be an inconsistency, the College staff may require additional information to verify residency.
In-district or in-state status at COCC does not guarantee in-state status for tuition purposes at any other Oregon college or university.