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Residency

Your residency and permanent address determines if you pay resident, out-of-state or international student tuition.

Determine Your Tuition Rate

Tuition Rate
ResidencyDescriptionTuition
In-state student American citizen or immigrants with a permanent resident status in Oregon.
To qualify, you must establish permanent residence for 90 days before the beginning of a term.
Resident tuition
Domestic distance education students Students who reside in the USA or US territories taking online classes through Chemeketa. Resident tuition
Choice Act Veterans* As defined by Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act2*
If you are Choice Act Veteran, please contact Chemeketa Veterans’ Services via email 
or phone, 503.399.5004, first to determine your eligibility.
Resident tuition
Student with non-immigrant visa Student holding one of the following approved nonimmigrant visa (E, G, O, U, V). Resident tuition
Out-of-state students Student residing in or with a permanent address in states outside of Oregon. Out-of-state tuition
International student Students holding an I-20 from Chemeketa or a student under the following visas (B, F, H, J). Int'l. student tuition
International distance education students International students taking online classes through Chemeketa. Int'l. student tuition

Request a Change in Your Residency

If you have changed your residency we can help determine if you’re eligible to receive the resident tuition rate for your current and future terms at Chemeketa.

Enrollment Services
Bldg. 2, Rm. 200
4000 Lancaster Dr. NE
Salem, OR 97305

Proof of residency includes a recent date and shows your name and physical Oregon address. Such documentation may include 

  • Oregon driver license or ID card
  • Oregon State Income Tax form
  • Current W-2
  • Bank account statements
  • Jury duty summons
  • Selective Service registration
  • Recent Veteran: LES, DD214
  • Active Duty military ID, copy of orders in Oregon
  • Oregon voter registration card
  • Utility bills (gas, water, power, telephone)
  • Immigration documents (Visa, change of status application verification)
  • Documentation of entry into a legal agreement in Oregon (marriage, divorce, etc.)
  • Documentation of ownership of residential property or of continuous occupancy of rented or leased property in Oregon
  • Documentation of public assistance, rehabilitation, unemployment or other Oregon state services

If you change your residency to out of the state you will no longer be considered an Oregon resident and out-of-state tuition fees would apply.