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Residency Answers


Minors

Minors under 19 (as of the first day of the semester applied for) and unmarried derive their residency from their parents. If the parent is a California resident and the minor student arrives in California before his/her 18th birthday, that student receives California residency. If the student arrives after his/her 18th birthday, proof must be shown that student's parent(s) is a California resident and claimed the student on their CA-540 tax form for the preceding tax year.
For more information concerning Minor students, contact the Residency Technician at (530) 895-2546

Active Military

A person on active duty and stationed in California is granted courtesy residency as long as they are on active duty. You may be asked to present your military ID to prove residency.

Discharged or Retired Military

If you have been released in the last year and were stationed in California one year prior to discharge, you are entitled to residency status for 1 year from date of discharge. One year after discharge, you must submit proof of intent to California. You may be asked to provide you DD form 214 to prove residency.
For more information on active or discharged military call the Residency Technician at (530) 895-2546.

Military Spouse

The spouse of active duty military stationed in California is allowed courtesy residency as long as the member of the armed forces is on active duty in California. Starting in the Spring 2001 semester, Butte will only require dependents to show a Valid Military Identification card in order to maintain their courtesy resident status at Butte. You may be required to show your military ID to prove residency at a later date.

Military Dependents

Effective January 1, 2001, undergraduate students who are dependents of a member of the armed forces of the United States stationed on active duty in California are entitled to residency classification as long as the member of the armed forces is on active duty in California. Starting in the Spring 2001 semester, Butte will only require dependents to show a Valid Military Identification card in order to maintain their courtesy resident status at Butte. You may be required to show your military ID to prove residency at a later date.
For more information regarding military spouses and/or dependents call (530) 895-2546.

Foreign Students

If you are in the United States with a Visa that allows establishment of residency, then the one year physical presence and intent will apply. IF your visa precludes you from establishing residency, then you would be charged the non-resident enrollment fees. You must provide the visa information when submitting your application. You may be asked to show visa to prove residency. The following visas can establish residency:

Permanent Resident Visa (I551)
A-1, A-2, A-3, E-1, E-2, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, G-5, H-1, H-4, I, K, L-1, L-2, O-1, O-3, R, AND TC.

Go back to Residency for info concerning presence and intent.

The following Visas cannot establish Residency status for the community college:
B-1, B-2, D-1, D-2, H-2, H-3, M-1, M-2, O-2, P-1, P-2, P-3, P-4, Q, AND OUT OF STATUS.

Persons with the following Visas must contact our International student Technician at Butte for information concerning application and admittance to Butte College.
F-1, F-2, J-1, J-2

Visit the International Student Admissions webpage for more information or call the International Student Technician at (530) 895-2572.

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