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Residency

For complete residency policy information, please see the current LCC catalog.
For more information please see our FAQ's.

Your residency status determines your tuition rate. Tuition is the amount of money you pay for each billing hour of courses that you register in each semester. Currently, LCC has four tuition rates:

In-District

Students who have lived for four months or more prior to the start of the semester within one of the 15 school districts listed below and pay property taxes to support LCC's budget are classified as in-district. School districts include:

Bath

Haslett

Okemos

Dansville

Holt/ Dimondale

Stockbridge

Dewitt

Lansing

Waverly

East Lansing

Leslie

Webberville

Grand Ledge

Mason

Williamston

In-State

Students who reside in Michigan, but not in one of the above 15 school districts are classified as in-state.

Out-of-State

Students who live outside of Michigan are classified as out-of-state.

International

Students who have been admitted to the United States on a temporary, non-immigrant status are classified as an international student.

*If your record reflects Michigan In-State for tuition rate, but you believe you qualify for the in-district tuition rate, you must complete and submit a Student Declaration of Residency for Change of Residency form and include proper documentation as noted under Acceptable proof of residency.

NOTE: Updating your address to an in-district address does not automatically change a Michigan In-State residency status to in-district residency status even if an in-district address has been on your record for over four months. You must submit the Student Declaration of Residency form.

Check residency status

To see your current residency status, log in to myLCC, click on the Profile tab, and look in the left column under Residency Status.

Change residency status

To ask for a change of residency you will need to provide proof of four months residency in an approved public school district prior to the start of the semester of attendance and complete a Student Declaration of Residency form at one on our service centers.

Acceptable proof of residency

Provide either one item from list A or two items from list B

List A:

  • A valid Michigan Driver's license with the student's current address issued not less than 4 months prior to the first day of the semester
  • A Valid Michigan State ID Card with the student's current address issued not less than 4 months prior to the first day of the semester

List B:

  • Credit card bills in student name showing current address for each of the 4 months prior to the first day of the semester. Note: four billing statements, one for each month, must be presented

  • Utility bills with the student's (or parent of dependent student) name and address for each of the 4 months prior to the first day of the semester. Note: four billing statements, one for each month, must be presented

  • Mortgage, lease, rental or other housing agreement in students name showing current address (must also include landlords name and telephone number)

  • Students pay stub or earnings statement showing current address

  • Students account statements from financial institutions showing current address

  • Students health insurance, auto insurance, renters or home owners insurance policy showing current address

  • Federal, Tribal, State or local government documents in students name showing current address

  • Students voter registration card showing current address

  • Students current motor vehicle registration form showing current address

  • Paid property tax statement

** Residency documents in a family member's name may be used if the family relationship can be established through documentary evidence and the family member's residence is satisfactorily documented for the required period**

When to request your change

Each semester has a last date to change residency. The last date is published in the course schedule book. Below are the first dates to submit documentation and a Student Declaration of Residency form for each semester.

April 1 - Summer semesters
June 1 - Fall semesters
November 1 - Spring semesters

Other residency information

 

Foreign Nationals

Foreign nationals who are enrolling in Virtual College courses and reside outside the United States or are admitted to the United States in a temporary, non-immigrant status will be charged international tuition. U.S. Nationals who are enrolling in Virtual College courses and are outside the United States will be charged domestic tuition.

Senior Citizens

If you're age 62 or older on the first day of the semester and a resident of the LCC district four months prior to the beginning of the semester in which you register, or you are a Michigan resident living outside the LCC district, you qualify for reduced tuition. Rates apply to LCC classes taken for audit or credit. Classes with zero billable hours are not covered by the tuition rate reduction. Senior citizens will continue to pay registration, course and facility fees. See current tuition rates.

Military Personnel and Dependents

Residency is based on the location of the present domicile of the student with the four-month requirement waived if the applicant can provide a Department of Defense 214 or 899 . This waiver is extended to the dependents (spouse and children) of the person named on the Department of Defense 214 or 899 who reside at the same address.

Lansing Community College verifies the residency status of each student each semester by mailings sent to the current residence the student has on file with the college. Residency status may be adjusted for those students whose mail is returned to the college. Students petitioning for a change of status will be required to provide proof of residency.

It is a violation of college policy to present false documentation. Registrar staff may verify the validity of the documents presented as proof of residency. Lansing Community College reserves the right to make the final decision on residency eligibility.

Course Schedules and Registration at Lansing Community College

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Gannon Building - StarZone
Phone: (517) 483-1200
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