Residency Requirements: Students registering at COS will be classified as a resident or non-resident for tuition purposes. To be classified as a resident a student must have been a legal resident of the State of California for a year and one day immediately preceding the semester in which they wish to register. You must apply for Residency prior to the first day of class. Applications for Residency submitted after the first day of class will be approved for the following semester.
Residency is determined by:
Length of physical presence: A student must be physically present in California for a year and one day prior to the first day of the semester.
Intent: Objective manifestations of intent to establish California residence
For more information on establishing residency in California please download our Establishing Residency information flyer. If you would like to apply to be reclassified as a California resident select the Residency Reclassification Petition and submit it to Student Life.
AB 540 Students
Out of state students who attended a California High School for atleast 3 years and graduated from a California High School, passed the GED in California, or passed the California High School Proficency may be eligible for in state tuition.
California/Oregon Exchange Program:
The agreement states that a limited number of qualified Oregon residents are eligible to receive reduced tuition rates at College of the Siskiyous. There is a one-time per year application date to receive a permit for the next school year. It is the second Monday in April beginning at 9 am. Contact the Admissions Office at Southern Oregon University or Oregon Institute of Technology for information. In exchange, California residents may attend Southern Oregon University or Oregon Institute of Technology at the in-state rate. For more information on this special program, please contact the Student Life Office at (530) 938-5374.