Definition of a Resident Student

Residency, as defined by the State of Texas, requires that a student live in and establish domicile in Texas 12 months before the start of the semester. To establish domicile, one of five criteria must be met:

  1. Be gainfully employed in the state of Texas;
  2. Own property in Texas on which you reside;
  3. Own a business in Texas;
  4. Hold a license to conduct a business in Texas;
  5. Be married to a Texas resident who has established domicile.