Students are classified as Texas residents or non-Texas residents for the
purpose of assessing tuition and fees. Texas residents must be further
classified as either in-district or out-of-district residents.
In general, an adult who has resided continuously within the State of Texas for twelve months
to his/her original registration. Or, if a minor, one whose parent(s) or legal
guardian meets this qualification. Additional conditions apply in some
Non-Resident. A student who does not qualify as a Texas resident.
In-District Resident. In general, an
adult who as a Texas resident has resided continuously within, and paid
property taxes to, the Wharton County Junior College District (Wharton County
and the Needville Independent School District) for six months prior to his/her
original registration, or if a minor, one whose parent(s) or legal guardian
meets this qualification. Occasionally, in fringe areas, the question of
residency will have to be determined by whether or not WCJC taxes are paid on
Out-of-District Resident. A Texas resident who does
not qualify as an in-district resident.