Residency Requirements: Students registering at COS will be classified as a resident or non-resident for tuition purposes. To be classified as a resident a student must have been a legal resident of the State of California for a year and one day immediately preceding the semester in which they wish to register. You must apply for Residency prior to the first day of class. Applications for Residency submitted after the first day of class will be approved for the following semester.
Residency is determined by:
Length of physical presence: A student must be physically present in California for a year and one day prior to the first day of the semester.
Intent: Objective manifestations of intent to establish California residence
For more information on establishing residency in California please download our Establishing Residency information flyer. If you would like to apply to be reclassified as a California resident select the Residency Reclassification Petition and submit it to Student Life.
California/Oregon Exchange Program
California/Oregon Exchange Program. The agreement states that a limited number of qualified Oregon residents are eligible to receive reduced tuition rates at College of the Siskiyous. Applications will be accepted beginning 9am March 5th, 2013. Contact the Admissions Office at Southern Oregon University or Oregon Institute of Technology for information. In exchange, California residents may attend Southern Oregon University or Oregon Institute of Technology at the in-state rate. For more information on this special program, please contact the Student Life Office at (530) 938-5374.