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STAR Program

The STAR Program was designed to assist nonresident students interested in obtaining California residency while completing their Associate Degree and Transfer Goal.

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2022.

STAR Program Eligibility Criteria

  1. Declare intent to become a resident prior to first day of class
  2. Student must declare a Goal, on their application, of one of the following:
    1. Obtaining an Associate of Arts Degree (AA)
    2. Obtaining an Associate of Science Degree (AS)
    3. Obtaining an Associate of Arts for Transfer Degree (AA-T)
    4. Obtaining an Associate of Science for Transfer Degree (AS-T)
    5. Obtaining a Certificate of Achievement (COA)
  3. Educational Plan showing a max of 6 units per term

Degrees, Majors, and Certificates

How to Get Started

Step 1: Apply to College of the Siskiyous

Student applies to College of the Siskiyous through CCC Apply and declares a major with a goal of (AA/AS/AAT/AST/COA).

Step 2: Apply to STAR Program

Student applies to the STAR program.

Residency Specialist will attribute student to identify as a participant of the program.

Step 3: Complete Contract

Student completes contract and sends back to

Step 4: Apply for FAFSA

Set up a Siskiyous Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) Session. SOAR sessions can be completed in person or online. To schedule a SOAR contact our Counseling and Student Support Programs department:
Phone: (530) 938-5353

Student applies for FAFSA and completes the process:

Step 5: Establish a STAR Education Plan

Student will meet and establish a STAR education plan with a Counselor or Advisor and then register. Email to set up an appointment.

At the end of each term student will be checked for SAP and residency progress

STAR Program Continued Eligibility

  • Student will maintain a 2.0 GPA and progress toward goal
  • Student will establish California presence before the Fall term
  • Student will register for and complete EDUC 0670 every semester
  • Student must see a counselor or advisor before adding or dropping courses

STAR Program Benefits for Student

Non-Resident Tuition waived (up to 6 units per term)

  • Student will become a resident of California
    • Non-Resident Tuition is currently $378 per unit
    • California Resident Tuition is $46 per unit
  • Student is eligible to apply for Financial Aid
  • Student can complete 24 units in a year
  • Non-Resident Tuition cost savings of $1,992 each term
    • Non-Resident Tuition not on STAR program for 6 Units = $2,268
    • Non-Resident Tuition on the STAR Program for 6 Units = $276

Contact STAR Program

Phone: (530) 938-5357