Policy V-I: Policy on Definition of Resident Status

In-district Student:

Anyone who meets the residency requirement of the state of Texas, which is defined in Section 54.052 of the Education Code, and who physically resides in the geographic boundaries of the district at the time that his or her registration is completed. As authorized by Section 130.0032 of the Education Code, a person who resides outside the district and who owns property subject to ad valorem taxation by the district, or a dependent of the person who owns such property, may pay tuition at the rate applicable to a student who resides in the district.

Out-of-district Student:

An out-of-district student is defined as a person who is a resident of the state of Texas and who physically resides outside the geographic boundaries of the district at the time that his or her registration is completed.

Out-of-state Student:

A person who is less than 18 years of age or is a dependent, as defined in Section 54.052 (a) of the Education Code, and who is living away from his or her family and whose family resides in another state, or whose family has not resided in Texas for the 12 months immediately preceding the date of registration is considered an out-of-state student. Also, a person who is 18 years of age or over who resides out of state or who has not been a resident of the state of Texas for the 12 months immediately preceding the date of registration is an out-of-state-student.

Out-of-country Student:

An out-of-country student is any alien who is not permanent resident of the United States as defined in Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations or who has not been permitted by Congress to adopt the United States as their domicile while they are in this country.

(Effective March 2, 1989. Revised May 2, 1994 and October 6, 1997.)