Tuition Rate Determination
A. Students Eligible for in-district tuition rates are:
- Persons living in the College District at the beginning of the semester for which
they register, including:
- U.S. citizens; or
- In-district property owners, spouses and their dependents, regardless of citizenship
or visa status; or
- Permanent residents, refugees, asylees, non-immigrants on work visas (E, H, I, L,
O, P, Q, R or T status) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
B. Students eligible for out-of-district tuition rates are:
- Persons living in Michigan outside of the College District at the beginning of the
semester for which they register, including:
- U.S. citizens; or
- Out-of-district property owners, spouses and their dependents, regardless of citizenship
or visa status; or
- Permanent residents, refugees, asylees, Au Pairs, non-immigrants on work visas (E,
H, I, L, O, P, Q, R or T status) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
- Persons living outside of Michigan, F-1, non-Au Pair J-1, and M students who do not
own property in Michigan or undocumented students who do not own property in Michigan.
Proof of Status for Non-U.S. Citizens
To prove eligibility for tuition category placement, non-U.S. citizens must provide
valid documentation of immigration status to Enrollment Services in one of the following
forms, or they will be assessed at the out-of-state/international tuition rate:
- Permanent residency card.
- Proof of asylum/refugee status.
- An I-94 card verifying non-immigrant status.
- An I-797 Notice of Action or EAD card with C33 code verifying DACA status.
If you have questions regarding your immigration status, please contact the Enrollment
Services Office at any campus via the Campus Directory.
Proof of Residency
It is the student's responsibility to ensure a correct address is on file with the
College at all times. When changing their address, students are required to provide
proof of residency for that address, and OCC reserves the right to require a student
to verify residency for the address on file. Failure to maintain a correct address
with the College will result in the student being assessed at the highest tuition
rate. Paperwork for proof of address and proof of residency must be submitted to the
Enrollment Services Office at any campus for processing. That includes ONE of the
following to verify residency:
- Driver’s License or Secretary of State Personal Identification Card with cardholder’s
- Voter Registration Card cardholder's current address.
- Current property tax receipt for the place of residence.
- Current lease agreement for the place of residence.
Students who own property on which taxes have been paid in the College District or
outside the College District who wish to have their tuition assessed based upon the
location of the property must provide Enrollment Services with a current property
tax statement for the property. Tuition will then be assessed based on the location
of the property for the remaining semesters in the academic year. After the Winter
Semester ends, students who wish to continue having their tuition assessed based on
the location of the property for the upcoming academic year (which begins with the
Fall Semester) must prove they still own the property by providing Enrollment Services
with the most-recent property tax statement.
Students who use a Post Office Box (P. O. Box) as their mailing address must provide
proof of residency for the address where they currently reside with one of the aforementioned.
Tuition will be assessed based on the residence location, not on the location of the
P. O. Box, for the remaining semester in the academic year. After the Winter Semester
ends, students who wish to continue using the P. O. Box for the upcoming academic
year (which begins with the Fall Semester) must re-prove residency with one of the
Registration is blocked for students whose addresses have been questioned by the College
and have not yet been verified by the student. Also, a hold blocking registration
is routinely applied when mail issued by the College is returned as undeliverable
or when the College is notified that mail is being forwarded to a new address. It
is the responsibility of every student to ensure that the College has the student’s
current address on file. Address changes should be made with the Enrollment Services
Office on campus. Students must supply proof of residency as defined in the Residency
For additional information regarding registration for courses, visit MyOCC online.