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
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).
- The day immediately preceding the opening day of
instruction for each semester
is designated as the residency determination date.
- 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
& Records Office) and attach original and legible copies of all documents
presented in support of the claim for resident status. After verification of the
original copies will be returned. Any claim for reclassification must be
filed on or
before the residency determination date.
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
- Non-resident tuition is $190.00 per unit in addition to
the enrollment fee.