Find out how leaving the state might affect your residence status.
Note: This is one of a series of pages on residence for tuition purposes. To see a complete list of topics and read them in order, see Menu: Residence for Tuition Purposes.
If you are a nonresident student who is in the process of establishing a residence for tuition purposes and you return to your former home during noninstructional periods, your presence in the state will be presumed to be solely for educational purposes, and only convincing evidence to the contrary will rebut this presumption. (A student who is in the state solely for educational purposes will not be classified as a resident for tuition purposes regardless of the length of stay.)
If you are a student who has been classified as a resident for tuition purposes and you leave the state temporarily, your absence could result in the loss of your California residence. The burden will be on you (or your parents if you are a minor) to verify that you did nothing inconsistent with your claim of a continuing California residence during your absence.
Contact the residence deputy. No other University personnel are authorized to supply information relative to residence requirements for tuition.