For tuition purposes, students enrolling in Amarillo College will be classified as follows based on their own residence (if independent) or parent/legal guardian's residence (if dependent*):
In-State – In District - Texas residents who have lived in the city limits of Amarillo, Hereford Independent School District and Moore County for 6 consecutive months prior to enrollment.
In-State – Out of District - Texas residents who do not live in the taxing district of Amarillo College or who have lived in district for less than 6 months prior to enrollment.
Out of State - nonresidents of Texas and foreign students
Dependents are minors (under 18 years of age) or students 18 and over who are eligible to be claimed as a dependent on a parent’s federal income taxes if the parent provides at least 50% of support.
Statute: Section 54.057 An alien who is living in this country under a visa permitting permanent residence or who has filed with the proper Federal immigration authorities a declaration of intention to become a citizen has the same privilege of qualifying for resident status for fee purposes under this Act as has a citizen of the United States.
Aliens living in the United States under a visa permitting permanent residence and those permitted by Congress to adopt the United States as their domicile while they are in this country have the same privilege of qualifying for Texas resident status for tuition purposes as do citizens of the United States.
(Note: Only a permanent resident may file with the Federal immigration authorities a declaration of intention to become a citizen.)
Generally, individuals who obtain permanent resident status while in Texas must wait a minimum of 12 months from the date of issue to request resident status for tuition purposes. At that time, they must provide conclusive evidence to indicate that they are in this state to live and reside permanently.
Tuition for students who are citizens of any country other than the United States of America is the same as the tuition required of other nonresident students.
Amarillo College does not issue the I-20 document for F-1 student study. International students who are interested in pursuing higher education in the vicinity of Amarillo, Texas are invited to consider the following institutions:
Texas Education Code Sec. 54.054. A nonresident student classification is presumed to be correct as long as the residence of the individual in the state is primarily for the purpose of attending an educational institution. After residing in Texas for at least 12 months, a nonresident student may be reclassified as a resident student as provided in the rules and regulations adopted by the Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System. (Domicile in Texas must be established and documentation provided.)
The student is entitled to the in-state tuition rate as long as he continues to maintain his legal residence in Texas.
To reclassify from out-of-district to in-district, complete the Residency Reclassification form and submit to AskAC Counter at the Washington Street, West, Moore County or Hereford campuses.
To reclassify from out-of-state to in-state, a student must (1) establish domicile and (2) provide documentation of residing in Texas for the 12 months leading up to the census date of the term the student is registering for. Students can submit the completed Residency Reclassification form and supporting documents to the AskAC Counter at the Washington Street, West, Moore County or Hereford campuses.
The following documentation may be requested by the institution regarding a person's responses to the Core Residency Questions. Documents that may be used as proof that:
Title to residential real property in Texas with documentation to verify 12 consecutive months of ownership immediately preceding the census date of the term in which the person enrolls, such as a Warranty Deed, with the person or the dependent's parent having established and maintained domicile at that residence.
3. MARRIAGE TO A PERSON WHO HAS ESTABLISHED AND MAINTAINED DOMICILE IN TEXAS
Marriage Certificate or Declaration of Registration of informal Marriage with documentation to support that spouse has established and maintained domicile in Texas for the 12 consecutive months preceding the census date of the term in which the person enrolls.
4. OWNERSHIP OF A BUSINESS ENTITYDocuments that evidence the organization of the business in Texas that reflect the ownership interest of the person or dependent's parent, and the customary management of the business by the person or dependent's parent without the intention of liquidation for the foreseeable future.
Among other documents that may be used to lend support to or clarify an individual's claim of having established and maintained domicile or residence, as appropriate, in Texas are the following: