UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Inquiries and Appeals

Inquiries regarding residence requirements, determination, and/or recognized exemptions should be directed to:

Residence Deputy, Office of the Registrar
Student Affairs and Administrative Services Building (SAASB) 1105
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2015

Telephone: (805) 893-3592


Office of the General Counsel
Residence Analyst
1111 Franklin Street, 8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607-5200


No other University personnel are authorized to supply information relative to residence requirements for tuition purposes. Students are required to submit all relevant information/documentation supporting a claim of California residency to the campus Residence Deputy. Information requested but not made available to the Residence Deputy in support of an in-state residency request will not be reviewed on appeal. The campus Residence Deputy’s final decision is considered decisive, and a student’s opportunity to appeal the campus decision will be very strictly limited.

Incorrect Classification

If you were incorrectly classified as a resident, you are subject to reclassification and to payment of all unpaid nonresident fees. If you concealed information, or furnished false information and were classified incorrectly as a result, you are also subject to University discipline.

Change of Classification

Continuing students (undergraduate and graduate) who are classified as nonresidents for tuition purposes, and wish to be classified as California residents for a future term, must file a new Statement of Legal Residence online before the end of the quarter for which a change in classification is desired.