Tuition Residence Status

Residency Determination Service (RDS) was established by the N.C. General Assembly to ensure consistency in determining residency across all 58 community colleges and 16 state universities. Individual institutions no longer make residency determinations. If you have questions, please contact RDS.

All students, for tuition purposes, are classified as either in-state or out-of-state upon entering Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). This classification is also known as your residence status. To view your current residence status, log into your MyCollege then click on Tuition Residency Status link on the student menu.


All CPCC applicants regardless of residency status and curriculum students reclassifying residency for tuition purposes must submit their active Residency Certification Number (RCN) to Admissions when submitting the CFNC application or by sending an email to with a subject of RCN Submission. Students without an active RCN will need to complete the online residency interview through RDS to obtain or activate their RCN.






          It is the student’s responsibility to notify CPCC if North Carolina residency is lost or abandoned while enrolled. Contact Admissions or Registration Services at any CPCC campus.

          Students registered solely for non-credit continuing education courses do not need to establish tuition residency.