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4.06.002.001 - Student Residency

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Approved: 1/5/2017
Approved By: President's Staff
Category: 4 - STUDENT SERVICES
Section: 06 - FINANCIAL AID
Policy: 002 - Student Residency
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Status and Domicile Requirements

Tuition rates at the Community College of Beaver County are established by a student’s residency. 

Residents of Beaver County

All Beaver County residents pay Beaver County tuition rates. To be eligible for Beaver County tuition rates a student must change his or her residence to Beaver County prior to registration for classes. As soon as a student moves into Beaver County and establishes residency, he or she qualifies for the in-county tuition rate. There is no waiting period for county residency. 

Other Pennsylvania Residents

To be eligible for the Pennsylvania out-of-county tuition rates, a student must maintain continuous residence in the state for a period of 12 months prior to registration for classes. 

Out-of-State and International Students

Students who are not residents of Pennsylvania, or who have not held continuous residency in the state for a period of 12 months, including international students, will pay out-of-state tuition. 

Changes in residency do not apply to international students.

Minor Students

A minor under the age of 18 shall be presumed to have the domicile of the parents or guardian. A minor may provide emancipation and independent domicile through documented evidence. 

Military Students

Persons on active duty with the U.S. Armed Forces and stationed in Beaver County are considered Beaver County residents. Persons on active duty with the U.S. Armed Forces stationed in other parts of the country or world, who maintain their legal residence as Beaver County, are considered Beaver County residents. The College adheres to the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”). In order to determine eligibility, the student will be asked to contact the Veteran’s Services Center at 724-480-3579 and be asked to provide the DD214 and/or certificate of eligibility.

Proof of Residency

At the time of registration for classes and tuition payment, all students are required to show “proof of residency”. Examples of proof of residency include the following: 

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Voter registration card
  • Proof of payment of local wage tax or school tax
  • Lease or proof of purchase of a permanent independent residence
  • If required, other documents determined and approved by the Director of Enrollment Services 

Changes in Residence

It is the responsibility of the student to notify the Information Registration Center of any changes in residence by completing a Student Change of Name/Address Form and providing proof of residence for the new address. Any residency changes made during a semester will go into effect the subsequent semester.

Penalties for Misrepresenting Residency

The college reserves the right to request additional information about a student’s residency at any time there is reason to suspect that the student’s address is incorrect. Any fraudulent statements or records concerning residency may result in additional tuition charges and disciplinary action. Should a student misrepresent his or her residency status, the following actions will be taken by the College:

  •  The student’s account will be adjusted and the student will be required to pay the correct amount.
  •  If the student refuses to pay the corrected amount, the student will be administratively withdrawn  from present classes and will be prevented from attending future classes.
  •  The release of grades, diplomas, or degrees will be prohibited until the student’s corrected account is  paid in full. 

Appeal Procedures 

A student may appeal residency classification by filing a written petition to the Director of Enrollment Services for committee review. If a student is not satisfied with the decision made by CCBC, the student may make a written appeal to the Office of the Secretary of Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333. The decision made by the Secretary is final.