Residency for Tuition Purposes

Residency for tuition purposes determines whether a student pays in-state or out-of-state tuition fees, not if a student is a resident of California.​​ 



CA Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request (AB540)

CSU Residence Questionnaire

Please fill out the online form (preferred), or print and mail to the address below in PDF or JPEG format:

California State University, Fullerton
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 6900
Fullerton, CA 92834

All documents for Spring 2022 are due January 15, 2022.



Students who are not classified as California residents for tuiti​on purposes may qualify for an exception or exemption


Fall: September 20

Spring: January 25

Summer: June 1

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The laws governing residency for tuition purposes at the  California State UniversityOpens in new window  are California Education Code sections 68000-68090, 68120-68134, 89705-89707.5 and California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Subchapter 5, Article 4, sections 41900-41916.