NC Residency for Tuition Purposes

Effective July 2, 2018, residency determination for graduate students at UNC Charlotte will be centralized at the statewide North Carolina Residency Determination Service (RDS) rather than determined locally by campus officials. New applicants claiming NC Residency as well as currently enrolled students who wish to apply for in-state residency for tuition purposes will be required to do so through the RDS. The RDS website has FAQs that answer many questions about the process to apply for NC Residency, as well as details about State residency laws and policies, residency guidelines, how to establish residency in NC, and tuition benefits. To apply for residency or appeal a residency decision, visit the RDS website, and/or contact the RDS at (844) 319-3640 or by email at