Residency Requirements

Waubonsee charges tuition and fees based on your residency.

Residency

For the purpose of determining tuition and fees, students enrolling at Waubonsee are classified as district students, out-of-district students, out-of-state students or international students.

District Students

To qualify as district students, individuals must reside within the district for at least 30 days immediately prior to the date established by Waubonsee for classes to begin.

Special cases regarding legal residency of students are considered individually. Students may be required to furnish legal evidence proving residency in the district. Contact Registration and Records for more information.

Out-of-District Students

Students who reside in Illinois for at least 30 days prior to the date established by the district for classes to begin, but outside of Community College District 516 (pdf), are considered out-of-district students. Students may be required to furnish legal evidence proving residence.

Out-of-State and International Students

Students whose legal residence is outside of Illinois are considered out-of-state. Students whose legal residence is outside of the country are considered international students.

Special Residency Classifications

Students who live out-of-district may qualify to have out-of-district charges waived under the special residency classifications listed below. Students who qualify for these classifications are not considered district residents. If you have questions, please contact the Registration and Records office.

In-District Employment:
Students who do not live in the district but who are employed by a business in the district for at least 35 hours per week may have out-of-district charges waived. Students are required to furnish legal evidence of employment.

Property Owner:
Students who do not live in the district but own property in the district may have out-of-district charges waived. Students are required to provide documentation.

Attended a Valley Education for Employment System (VALEES) member district school:
Students who do not live in the district but who attended a VALEES member district school with a date of high school graduation or last term of high school attendance that is within two years may have out-of-district charges waived for nine consecutive terms (includes summer terms). Students are required to provide an official high school transcript. Please visit http://valees.org/ for more information about VALEES.

Attended an In-district High School:
Students who do not live in the district but who attended a high school within Waubonsee's district with a date of high school graduation or last term of high school attendance that is within two years may have out-of-district charges waived for nine consecutive terms (includes summer terms). Students are required to provide an official high school transcript.


Proof of Residency

Students may be required to furnish legal evidence of their residency. If required, a student must submit a total of three documents (one from each category below) to the Registration and Records office at the Sugar Grove, Aurora Downtown or Plano Campuses. Each document must list the student's name and residential address (not a Post Office box), and at least one of the documents must be dated within the last 30 days. If you have any questions, call Registration and Records at (630) 466-7900, ext. 2960.

You can also download a pdf of the "Documentation of Residency Requirements" listed below.

Category I
Contract to purchase home in district
Property tax bill
Property Assessment Statement
Home Insurance Declaration Page
Homeowner's Association Notice
Mortgage Agreement
Property Closing Statement
Rental Contract or Lease
Voter's Registration Card *
Voter's History (online)
Current Illinois Driver's License
Current Illinois State ID
Shelter Residency Document
(i.e. Hesed House)
Firearms License
Category II
Paycheck stub
Tax return
W-2
1098-T (not from Waubonsee)
1099 Interest Statement
Social Security Statement
FAFSA downloaded information
INS Documentation
Voter's Registration Card *
Vehicle Registration Card
Current Pilot's License
Current Illinois Firearm Owners
ID Card (FOID Card)
Jury Duty Notice
Unemployment Check Stub
Military Active Duty/Discharge Documentation
Category III
Bills:
  • Gas
  • Electric
  • Telephone
  • Water
  • Medical/Dental
  • Credit Card Statement
Installment Loan Documentation
(Car/Boat/Motorcycle, etc.)
Library Card (must include name
and address)
Bank Statement
Newspaper/Magazine
subscription mailing label

*Can be used for either Category I or II — not both

Contact

Registration and Records
Sugar Grove Campus
Student Center, Second Floor
(630) 466-7900, ext. 2370
registration@waubonsee.edu