Determining Your Residency Status for JCCC Tuition

Your residential address on the first day of the semester will be used to determine your residency and your tuition rate.


Residency Determination

Your residency, which is used to determine your tuition, is based on the residential address provided to Admissions. Your residential address on the first day of the semester will be used when determining residency.

If your residency is not correct at the time of admission or your residency changes, you are required to notify Admissions before the first day of the semester. Admissions reserves the right to change your initial residency based on further review of your application or other materials submitted to the department.

Determination of residency is made in accordance with Kansas Statutes 71-406 and 71-407.

To Qualify for In-State Tuition

You are required to be a resident of Kansas for six consecutive months prior to the start of the semester in order to qualify for in-state tuition.

  • Earning in-state tuition does not guarantee keeping it. Moving in or out of Johnson County will affect your residency-potentially for the current semester.
  • Living in a dormitory, fraternity, sorority, etc., in Kansas for six consecutive months prior to the start of the semester does not qualify you for in-state tuition.
  • Students who cannot provide appropriate citizenship documentation or who are in the United States on a visa are not eligible for in-state tuition regardless of their current address. 

To Qualify for the Metro Rate

Effective Fall 2016, students residing in zip codes starting with 640 or 641 in Missouri can qualify for a tuition rate lower than JCCC’s out of state tuition rate.

  • Unlike in-state Kansas tuition, there is no minimum length of residency requirement.
  • Students must supply a residential address to receive this rate. Students who supply a P.O. Box or who live in a dormitory, residence hall or fraternity or sorority house will be charged out of state tuition.
  • Students who cannot provide appropriate citizenship documentation or who are in the United States on a visa are not eligible for this rate regardless of their current address.

To Appeal Your Residency Status

To appeal your residency status, complete a residency appeal form (PDF) and return the form to the Admissions Office. Your address on the first day of the semester you are appealing will be considered in the appeal.

Appeal Deadline: You must turn in your appeal form no later than 20 days after the start of the fall or spring semester (10 days for the summer semester) in which you are challenging your residency status. Dates for each semester are listed on the academic calendar.