Grace Period

If a student has been properly classified as a resident for tuition purposes and loses his/her North Carolina domicile for some reason while enrolled at a North Carolina institution of higher education, the student can continue to pay the in-state tuition rate for a 12-month period. The 12-month period begins at the time the student lost his/her North Carolina domicile, and if it runs out in the middle of a term, the student is allowed to pay the in-state tuition rate through the end of that term.