Residency Information


As part of the admission process, students are required to complete a USC Sumter Sate Residency Form. The University of South Carolina Sumter assesses tuition and fees upon the basis of state residency.


South Carolina law defines residents as ...
".. persons who have been domiciled in South Carolina for a period of no less than 12 months with an intention of making a permanent home therein."


The initial resident status determination is made at the time of admission and prevails until such time that a student establishes a proper claim to residency as defined by the laws of South Carolina. Any student who is discovered to have been improperly classified as a South Carolina resident will be reclassified as a non-resident and will be required to pay differences in fees.


Persons having questions about residency are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office.


Note: Active duty military and their dependents are considered residents for fee payment purposes.



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