Your residency (which is used to charge your tuition) is based on the residential address provided to admissions. 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. Your residential address on the first day of the semester will be used when determining residency.
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 are in the United States on a visa are considered to be in Kansas temporarily and are not eligible for in-state tuition regardless of 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.
Deadline for Appeal: You must turn in your appeal form by 20 days after the start of the fall or spring semester (ten days for the summer semester) in which you are challenging your residency status. Refer to the academic calendar for dates during each semester.
Your address on the first day of that semester will be considered in the appeal.
Notify JCCC of Your New Address
Complete the Change of Address Form (PDF) and return form to the second floor of the Student Center (map) or fax it to 913-469-2524. We use NCOA (National Change of Address) and will change your address when notified by the post office. However, it is best if you verify that we have processed the change correctly because residency can affect your tuition. Refer to qualifying for in-state tuition above.