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Residency Guidelines

UDC Law offers preferential tuition rates for residents of D.C. and the D.C. Metro area. The D.C. Metro rates apply only to law students entering in the fall 2018 semester and thereafter. In order to receive classification as a D.C. resident or D.C. Metro resident, one must have resided in D.C. or the D.C. Metro area for a minimum of one year prior to the deadlines outlined below. To see if a student qualifies for the D.C. Metro resident tuition rate, a comprehensive listing of counties, cities, and zip codes can be found here (.pdf).

The Proof of Residency Form (.pdf) must be completed and returned to the Office of Admission for entering students and the Office of Finance for continuing law students.

Office of Admission
Suite 104
4340 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
lawadmission@udc.edu

Office of Finance
ATTN: Muyi Idehen
4340 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
oidehen@udc.edu

 

To ensure that the residency of students is accurate for tuition assessment and the receipt of financial aid, the Proof of Residency Form and all additional documentation must be submitted no later than the following deadlines:

Fall Semester – August 1
Spring Semester – December 1
Summer Semester – May 4

Proof of Residency Forms received after the above deadlines will be reviewed and approved for the following semester. If no form is received, you will be classified as a Non-Resident and charged the Non-Resident tuition rate.

In order to prove that students meet the qualifications, they MUST SUBMIT TWO of the approved proofs of residency. Students may claim residency on their own behalf, or if claimed as a dependent, on behalf of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s):

  • 2017 CERTIFIED STATE TAXES (DC Form D-40 or D40EZ income tax return, Virginia Form 760 or Maryland Form 502, or other resident individual tax returns that bears address.)
  • VALID STATE ISSUED ID (passports are not accepted)
  • VOTER REGISTRATION PROFILE
  • STATE BENEFITS (Must show one year of services rendered. State medical benefits are not accepted.)
  • MILITARY STATUS (Please verify your status with Sequoyah Adebayo at military@udc.edu.)

Submitted documentation must show one year of full residency to qualify for tuition concessions. Some students may be asked for additional documentation to confirm proof of the requested residency classification. If the application is approved, students will be charged the D.C. Resident tuition rate or D.C. Metro Resident tuition rate for that academic year only. Students must reaffirm their residency status every year.

Continuing students who were previously granted D.C. residency and who remain D.C. residents may submit a notarized affidavit (.pdf) attesting to the fact that they remain eligible for the preferential tuition rate. A student who moves out of D.C. or the D.C. metro area must inform the Associate Dean of Administration and Finance (Dean William Nelson, wnelson@udc.edu) within two business days of the move, as the student is no longer eligible for the preferential tuition rate.

Proof of Residency Resources

DC OFFICE OF TAX AND REVENUE:
1101 4th Street SW
Room 270
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 727-4829

DC CERTIFIED TAXES WEBSITE:
http://otr.cfo.dc.gov/publication/cs-001-request-certified-copy-individual-or-business-tax-return

DC VOTER REGISTRATION PROFILE:
https://www.dcboee.org/voter_info/reg_status/index.asp


MARYLAND OFFICE OF TAX AND REVENUE:
11002 Viers Mill Road
Suite 408
Wheaton, MD 20902
(410) 260-7980

MARYLAND CERTIFIED TAXES:
http://taxes.marylandtaxes.com/Resource_Library/Tax_Forms_and_Instructions/Request_A_Copy_of _Returns.shtml

MARYLAND VOTER REGISTRATION PROFILE:
https://voterservices.elections.state.md.us/VoterSearch


VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION:
P.O. Box 1317
Richmond, VA 23218-1317
(Please note there is a 30 day turnaround time.)

VIRGINIA CERTIFIED TAXES:
http://www.tax.virginia.gov/site.cfm?alias=HowDoI

VIRGINIA VOTER REGISTRATION PROFILE:
https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/PublicSite/Public/FT2/PublicLookup.aspx


 

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