Determining California State Residency

Residency determines admissions criteria and fee structure for all applicants. Your residency is determined by the information submitted in your application for admission. Information on how residency is determined can be found in the CSUMB Determination of Residence Policy.

If your residency is in question or if you feel as though your residency classification is not accurate, you may complete and submit both forms:

We will use information from these forms to determine or update your residency status.

Spring Semester: Local institution Transfer deadline to submit residency forms - November 15

Fall Semester: FRESHMAN deadline to submit residency forms - January 5

Fall Semester: TRANSFER deadline to submit residency forms - March 15

Are you a non-resident who graduated/will graduate from a California High School?

Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540) and Assembly Bill 2000 (AB 2000) are California laws that allows certain nonresidents who meet specified requirements to pay in-state fees (tuition) for California's public colleges and universities.

Any student, other than a nonimmigrant, who meets all of the following requirements, shall be exempt from paying nonresident tuition at the California Community Colleges, the California State University and the University of California.

  • The student must have attended a California high school for three years or more and graduated from a California high school or
  • The student must have attained credits earned in California for three years or more equivalent to full-time high school course work and earned a GED or California High School Proficiency Examination or
  • The student must have attended a combination of elementary, middle, and/or high schools in California for a total of three years or more and graduated from a California high school or earned a GED or California School Proficiency Examination
  • The student must not hold a nonimmigrant visa such as an F or J visa

Nonresident students meeting the criteria will be exempt from the payment of nonresident tuition, but they will not be classified as California residents. They will continue to be nonresidents.