Residency

Oakland Community College initially determines residency status at the time of processing an application. Non-U.S. citizens will be assessed the out of state/international tuition until status is proven to qualify for another tuition category prior to registration. Changes in status can be made at any campus Enrollment Services Office with proper documentation through the FIFTH business day of the current semester. Changes made after that time will be effective the following term.

Important Information

Students are responsible for maintaining a current mailing address on file with the college.

Tuition Rate Determination

    1. Students eligible for in-district tuition rates are:
      1. Persons living in the College District at the beginning of the semester for which they register, including:
        1. U.S. citizens; or
        2. In-district property owners, spouses and their dependents, regardless of citizenship or visa status; or
        3. Permanent residents, refugees, asylees, non-immigrants on work visas (E, H, I, L, O, P, Q, R or T status) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
    2. Students eligible for out-of-district tuition rates are:
      1. Persons living in Michigan outside of the College District at the beginning of the semester for which they register, including:
        1. U.S. citizens; or
        2. Out-of-district property owners, spouses and their dependents, regardless of citizenship or visa status; or
        3. Permanent residents, refugees, asylees, Au Pairs, non-immigrants on work visas (E, H, I, L, O, P, Q, R or T status) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
    3. Students eligible for out-of-state/international tuition rates are:
      1. Persons living outside of Michigan, F-1, non-Au Pair J-1, and M students who do not own property in Michigan or undocumented students who do not own property.

Proof of Status for Non-U.S. Citizens

To prove eligibility for tuition category placement, non-U.S. citizens must provide valid documentation of immigration status to Enrollment Services in one of the following forms, or they will be assessed at the out-of-state/international tuition rate:

      • Permanent residency card.
      • Proof of asylum/refugee status.
      • An I-94 card verifying non-immigrant status.
      • An I-797 Notice of Action or EAD card with C33 code verifying DACA status.

If you have questions regarding your immigration status, please contact the Enrollment Services Office at any campus via the Campus Directory.

Proof of Residency

It is the student's responsibility to ensure a correct address is on file with the College at all times. When changing their address, students are required to provide proof of residency for that address, and OCC reserves the right to require a student to verify residency for the address on file. Failure to maintain a correct address with the College will result in the student being assessed at the highest tuition rate. Paperwork for proof of address and proof of residency must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Office at any campus for processing. That includes ONE of the following to verify residency:

      • Driver’s License or Secretary of State Personal Identification Card with cardholder’s current address.
      • Voter Registration Card cardholder's current address.
      • Current property tax receipt for the place of residence.
      • Current lease agreement for the place of residence.

Students who own property on which taxes have been paid in the College District or outside the College District who wish to have their tuition assessed based upon the location of the property must provide Enrollment Services with a current property tax statement for the property. Tuition will then be assessed based on the location of the property for the remaining semesters in the academic year. After the Winter Semester ends, students who wish to continue having their tuition assessed based on the location of the property for the upcoming academic year (which begins with the Fall Semester) must prove they still own the property by providing Enrollment Services with the most-recent property tax statement.

Students who use a Post Office Box (P. O. Box) as their mailing address must provide proof of residency for the address where they currently reside with one of the aforementioned. Tuition will be assessed based on the residence location, not on the location of the P. O. Box, for the remaining semester in the academic year. After the Winter Semester ends, students who wish to continue using the P. O. Box for the upcoming academic year (which begins with the Fall Semester) must re-prove residency with one of the aforementioned documents.

Admissions Offices

Auburn Hills Campus
B Building, Second Floor
2900 Featherstone Rd
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2845
Phone (248) 232-4100

Highland Lakes Campus
Woodland Hall
7350 Cooley Lake Rd
Waterford, MI 48327-4187
Phone (248) 942-3100

Orchard Ridge Campus
M Building First Floor
27055 Orchard Lake Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48334-4579
Phone (248) 522-3400

Royal Oak Campus
B Building First Floor
739 S. Washington Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067-3898
Phone (248) 246-2400

Southfield Campus
Inside main entrance - upper level
22322 Rutland Drive
Southfield, MI 48075-4793
Phone (248) 233-2700