California residence for tuition purposes is regulated by the UC Office of General Counsel, which also publishes official residence policy and guidelines.

Regulations defining California residence for purposes of tuition and fees are exactly the same for all University of California campuses. California residence  is determined by each campus residence deputy, or on appeal by the Office of General Counsel (OGC).

Full details of the regulations are available in the University of California Residence Policy and Guidelines publication. The OGC residence website summarizes UC policy and regulations on

  • Determining residence
  • Residence requirements
  • Establishing residence
  • Appeals, exemptions, and waivers (including AB540)

Ten Things Students Need to Know

Students should read this important fact sheet from UC OGC about residence for tuition purposes.