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Students at Harford Community College are charged tuition according to their residency. A student's residency is determined at the time of admission to the College. For the purposes of assessing tuition charges, Harford Community College adheres to guidelines established by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the Code of Maryland Regulations. These guidelines state that a student's residency, also referred to as "domicile," is the permanent place of abode, where physical presence and possessions are maintained with the intention of remaining indefinitely.
The main factor in determining residency is a student's independent/dependent financial status. If a student is a financially dependent (received more than one-half of his/her financial support from another in the most recently completed year), the student's domicile is the domicile of the person contributing the greatest proportion of support, without regard to whether the parties are related by blood or marriage.
Students will be considered in-county residents if they or the person who contributes more than one-half of the student's financial support maintain legal domicile in Harford County for a period of not less than three months prior to the start of the semester/term. Students will be considered in-state residents if they or the person who contributes more than one-half of the student's financial support maintain legal domicile in Maryland, but outside Harford County, for a period of not less than three months prior to the start of the semester/term. Otherwise, a student shall be considered an out-of-state resident. Local addresses that pertain only for the purposes of attending college will NOT be considered for determination of tuition charges, except to the extent necessary to determine if an individual qualifies as a covered individual under 38 U.S.C. 3679(c).
If information is received which would contradict or call into question the validity of the residency status that was determined at the time of admission, a student may be asked to provide proof of residency and his/her tuition rate may be affected.
To request a change in residency, students must submit a Change in Residency Form along with appropriate documentation to the Registration and Records Office. Forms are available in the Registration and Records Office. A request for a change in residency must be received prior to the start of the semester/term. Otherwise, any approved change in residency will apply to the next semester.
The College shall consider the following factors for substantiation of residency:
Questions regarding residency and tuition rates should be referred to the Registration and Records Office.
Documentation is required to make an official name change. Submit, in person, any of the following to the records & registration office:
Students are strongly advised to meet with an academic advisor before changing their program of study or status to discuss the effects of a change. Self-advised students accept the responsibility for the changes and understand the effects these changes will have on their educational goals.
Students who officially change their educational goal from taking courses to seeking a degree or certificate or who wish to change their program of study must follow the full program of study as published in the current College Catalog.
To declare or change a program of study, complete the Change of Academic Intent Form. The form may be found on Owlnet on the My Academic Life Tab (OwlNet \ My Academic Life\ Change of Academic Intent) or on the website: Registration Forms.
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