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Residence Requirements

Rio Hondo College is a public community college under California law.  Legal requirements pertaining to residence must be honored.  At the time of registration, all students will be required to file a “statement of residence.” Withholding or falsifying pertinent information on this form could be reason for dismissal.   Students  living in California for at least 12  consecutive months may attend Rio Hondo College and pay resident fees (subject to the terms and conditions of the College policy, State regulations, and federal law).  California non-residents who have graduated from a California high school may qualify for the non-resident tuition exemption (AB540).

Residency Determination Date:

  • The day immediately preceding the opening day of instruction for each semester is designated as the residency determination date.

Residency Determination:

  • A student who cannot qualify as a resident must pay non-resident tuition.

A student seeking reclassification from non-resident to resident status must complete a Supplemental Residency Questionnaire (available in the Admissions & Records Office) and attach original and legible copies of all documents presented in support of the claim for resident status. After verification of the records, original copies will be returned. Any claim for reclassification must be filed on or before the residency determination date.

Non-Resident Students:

  • Education Code Section 76140 requires that non-resident tuition be charged to students who are not residents of the State of California and who attend public community colleges within the State.

Non-resident tuition:

  • Non-resident tuition is $190.00 per unit in addition to the enrollment fee.

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