What is residency?

Residency is generally divided into two categories: in-state and out-of-state. In-state residents pay in-state tuition rates. Out-of-state residents pay out-of-state rates.

Some institutions have the same rate for each. In most cases though, in-state residents pay a much lower rate than out-of-state residents.

Residency requirements can vary by state, so check the requirements for the state where you plan to attend college.