Prospective and current students must submit a residency application and fulfill specific requirements to qualify as North Carolina residents for tuition purposes. North Carolina law (G.S. 116-143.1) requires that "To qualify as a resident for tuition purposes, a person must have established legal residence (domicile) in North Carolina and maintained that legal residence for at least 12 months immediately prior to his or her classification as a resident for tuition purposes." One year prior to submitting a residency application, a student must have demonstrated his or her intent to remain a North Carolina resident, and that the student did not come to the state solely to attend school. If you think you qualify for in-state tuition rates, you should follow the instructions below for completing the appropriate residency application form. Residency application forms are available in PDF at the Office of the Registrar web site: http://registrar.unc.edu/AcademicServices/Residency/index.htm.
In-State Tuition Application Procedure
All applications for residency reclassification for the full-time MBA Program MUST be submitted in paper form via either email, fax, or postal delivery service.
Applicants for admission:
All applicants will have an opportunity to apply for residency status at the time they complete the electronic MBA Admissions application. The online MBA application includes preliminary residency questions on the personal information page(s). If a classification cannot be made based on the information provided within the MBA admissions application, you will be prompted within by the application checklist to submit the residency application form. A copy of the residency application form can be found on the University Registrar's Office webpage at: http://registrar.unc.edu/AcademicServices/Residency/index.htm.
Current students may apply for residency reclassification by submitting the residency application form directly to the MBA Admissions Office. A copy residency application form can be found on the University Registrar's Office webpage at: http://registrar.unc.edu/AcademicServices/Residency/index.htm. Students should refer to the deadlines below for specific information on when applications will be accepted.
Residence Status for Tuition Purposes Summary
- A residency form must be completed by every applicant to UNC-Chapel Hill claiming eligibility for in-state tuition. Upon applying for admission to the MBA Program, applicants will have an opportunity to apply for residency status. Current students may also submit a residency application for any upcoming semester after admission. Specific deadlines do apply. The default status for all applicants is "out-of-state", and thus an application is required for in-state tuition consideration.
- If you believe you meet the requirements of NC G.S. ' 116-143.1 or 116-143.3, please submit your application and supporting documentation to the MBA Admissions office by 5pm on the 10th day of the semester. The following applications must be received by the first day of class in either the fall or spring semester for consideration:
- Active Military Tuition Benefit
- UNC System Employee Tuition Benefit
- UNC System Dependent/Spouse Benefits
- All residency applications for the full-time MBA Program MUST be submitted in paper form via either email, fax, or postal delivery service to:
- Fax: (919) 962-0898
- MBA Admissions
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Campus Box 3490
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490
ATTN: Sharon Moore, Suite 2114
- It is your responsibility to provide the documentation necessary to support your claims for in-state residency for tuition purposes by the applicable deadlines. All documentation must be submitted to the MBA Admissions Office; no new documentation will be accepted should the reclassification be appealed.