Residency Information

 

Welcome to the Office of Admissions and Records! The Mississippi Community College Board requires our college to collect residency information on our students.

Upon review of your admission application, your state residency will be determined. Students who are classified as non-Mississippi residents will be subject to out-of-state tuition and fees.

  • Residency of minors (students under 21 years of age) is determined upon the residency of your parent or legal guardian. If parents of minors move out-of-state during a student’s enrollment, the student will be classified as an out-of-state student.
  • If you are currently a Mississippi resident, but the last school you attended was out of state, you will be classified as an out-of-state student until you submit residency documents.
  • If you were born outside of the U.S., you will be classified as an out-of-state student until you prove both Mississippi and U.S. residency.
  • If you are classified as an out-of-state student, the Office of Admissions and Records will notify you by email and provide you with the opportunity to prove Mississippi residency no later than mid-term of the semester in which you enroll. You will be charged out-of-state tuition and fees until you prove residency.
  • However, establishing Mississippi residency after mid-term of the semester in which you are enrolled will not affect your tuition and fees. Residency must be established before mid-term in order to qualify you for in-state tuition and fees.

Residency documents may be emailed to records@hindscc.edu or brought to an Admissions Office at any Hinds location. For questions or assistance, please call our District Office of Admissions and Records at 601.857.3212 or refer to our online college catalog.

2 Steps for Establishing Mississippi Residency

  1. Submit a copy of your Current Mississippi Driver’s License or Mississippi State Issued ID. 

AND

  1. Submit one of the following documents:
    1. Mortgage document with matching address
    2. Homestead exemption with matching address
    3. Guardianship documents issued by a Mississippi Court or the MS Dept. of Human Services (must provide two forms of residency documents on the guardian)
    4. Emancipation documents
    5. Prior or Prior year State income tax return
    6. Mississippi Voter Registration Card
      1. Issue date up to four (4) years of the initial enrollment date, or if the address on the card matches the driver's license and student application then there is no date limit.
    7. Current motor vehicle registration
    8. Current employment documents (current or last, employment contract)
    9. Current utility bills with matching address
      1. Gas
      2. Electric
      3. Water
      4. Landline phone/Cell phone
      5. Dish/DIRECTV/Cable
    10. Lease agreement signed by a lessor and lessee (cannot be from a private homeowner)
    11. Signed statement by the MS Dept. of Human Services or a certified letter from recognized relief agency (such as the Salvation Army) certifying that the student is receiving services as a homeless MS resident.

3 Steps for establishing U.S. Residency (Citizenship)

If you were born outside of the United States of America, you are out-of-country.

  1. Submit one of the following documents:
    1. Green card (permanent resident card)
    2. Naturalization papers
    3. Citizenship paper

AND

  1. Submit a copy of your Current Mississippi Driver's License or Mississippi State issued ID.

AND

  1. Submit one of the following documents:
    1. Mortgage document with matching address
    2. Homestead exemption with matching address
    3. Guardianship documents issued by a Mississippi Court or the MS Dept. of Human Services (must provide two forms of residency documents on the guardian)
    4. Emancipation documents
    5. Prior or Prior year State income tax return
    6. Mississippi Voter Registration Card
      1. Issue date up to four (4) years of the initial enrollment date, or if the address on the card matches the driver's license and student application then there is no date limit.
    7. Current motor vehicle registration
    8. Current employment documents (current or last, employment contract)
    9. Current utility bills with matching address
      1. Gas
      2. Electric
      3. Water
      4. Landline phone/Cell phone
      5. Dish/DIRECTV/Cable
    10. Lease agreement signed by a lessor and lessee (cannot be from a private homeowner)
    11. Signed statement by the MS Dept. of Human Services or a certified letter from recognized relief agency (such as the Salvation Army) certifying that the student is receiving services as a homeless MS resident.

Note: All supporting documentation must contain an address that matches the address in the student’s file. If you are minor, the residency documents must be in the name of the parent or legal guardian listed on your admission application.