Exception to Residency

Several exceptions to the residency rules apply. They include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Active duty military personnel stationed in California
    • Bring your Military ID & Current Orders 
  • Spouse or Dependents, under the age of 19, of active duty military personnel stationed in California.
    • Active Military Certification for Spouses and Dependents 
    • For active service members in the Navy this form can be completed by Navy Legal Office located on:

      32nd St Naval Base Bldg 56
      Mr. John Marshall’s Office
      PSD Ashore
      (619) 556-6367

    • For active service members in the Marines this form can be completed by Marines Legal Office located on:
      MCRD Legal Office Bldg 12
      3700 Chosin Ave
      San Diego, CA 92140
      (619) 524-4111

    • Nonresident Tuition Exemption Affidavit For Eligible Veterans and Dependents,
    • Veteran will need DD214 member page 4.
    • Eligible dependents will need their Certificate of Eligibility & DD214 for the service member.


    • Certain minors who remained in California when their parents moved
    • Self-supporting minors
    • Full-time employees of the college or a state agency, or a child or spouse of the full-time employee