Residency

The Board of Supervisors for the Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges System (LCTCS) has established policies and procedures for determining residency for tuition and fee purposes (LCTCS Policy #2.008 Residency). Eligibility for classification as a Louisiana resident is determined by the Office of Admissions after the completed application for admission and other related documents have been submitted. After enrollment, changes in residency status are made in the Office of the Registrar.

Owning property in Louisiana, paying Louisiana state taxes, or establishing voter privileges in Louisiana DO NOT, in themselves, qualify an applicant for Louisiana residency.

For tuition purposes, a Louisiana resident is defined as one who has, or a dependent person whose parent or legal guardian has, abandoned all prior domiciles and has been domiciled and is employed part-time or full-time in the State of Louisiana continuously for at least one full year (365 days) immediately preceding the first day of classes of the semester of enrollment for which resident classification is sought. In accordance with the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, eligible military personnel and their spouse/dependents are also classified as residents for tuition purposes.

Residency categories are as follows:

  • Have lived and worked in Louisiana for at least one full year
  • Married to a Louisiana resident (as defined by LCTCS policy)
  • A dependent child of a Delgado Community College graduate
  • Dependent child of a Louisiana resident
  • Dependent child of a Louisiana resident living with a legal guardian
  • Permanent resident - must be in possession of Form I-551 (alien permanent resident card) or must show proof of permanent resident approval)
  • Military Personnel/Spouse/Dependent 

Other persons not meeting the 12-month legal residency requirement as defined by the LCTCS may be classified as temporary residents for tuition purposes only if they meet the requirements for one of the following categories.

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The application along with all supporting documentation must be submitted to the Office of Admissions for new students or to the Office of the Registrar for readmit and continuing students within 21 days after the first day of classes.

APPLICATION FOR NON-LOUISIANA RESIDENCY RECLASSIFICATION

  • Visa categories: A, E, G, I, H, K, L
     
  • Non-U.S. citizen lawfully admitted to the United States as Refugee, Amnesty Alien, Temporary Protective Status

TEMPORARY NON-LOUISIANA RESIDENCY RECLASSIFICATION APPLICATION

Veteran/Service Member/Dependent/Spouse Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Request Forms, which outline the required supporting documentation to verify non-resident tuition eligibility, are available in the Office of Admissions and on the Delgado web site (www.dcc.edu). The application and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Office of Admissions within 21 days after the first day of classes.

Tuition Waiver Request Form

Military Personnel

An active duty member of the Armed Forces may be classified as a Resident for tuition purposes upon submission of documentation signed by the unit commander verifying active duty. (including National Guard and Reserves)
An honorably discharged and retired veteran of the Armed ForcesMay be classified as a Resident for tuition purposes upon submission of documentation verifying military discharge/retirement status.
A spouse, minor child or dependent of an active duty, honorably discharged or retired member of the Armed Forces may enroll as a Resident upon submission of documentation verifying spouse/dependent status.

 Timeline for Processing

Your application and all supporting documentation must be received no later than 6:00 pm or Monday, June 24, 2019. Incomplete applications that are missing information and/or documents will not be considered and will be DENIED.

Received by                                      Will be notified by*

June 3, 2019                                       June 10, 2019

June 10, 2019                                     June 17, 2019

June 17, 2019                                     June 24, 2019

If you are applying for residency for the Fall 2019 semester, your application and all supporting documentation must be received no later than 4:30 pm or Friday, September 6th, 2019Incomplete applications that are missing information and/or documents will not be considered and will be DENIED.

 

Received by                                      Will be notified by *

August 5, 2019                                  August 12, 2019

August 12, 2019                                 August 26, 2019

August 26, 2019                                September 6, 2019

September 6, 2019                          September 16, 2019 

 Appeals of Denial

  • Appeals of denial for reclassification as non-residents must be submitted to the office that issued the denial for consideration by the College’s Residency Appeals Committee.  
  • Failure of the student to comply timely with the residency appeals procedure will constitute a waiver of all claims for reclassification for the applicable semester/session