Residency Information

Panola College Residency Information

In accordance with Texas law governing tuition charges, students who enroll at Panola College will be classified as Texas Residents, Louisiana Residents, Out-of-State Residents, or International Residents. Texas residents will be classified as in-district or out-of-district residents. Louisiana residents may take advantage of a reciprocity  agreement which allows them to pay in-state tuition when  enrolling at Panola College because of the school's  proximity to the two states' common border.  Out-of-state tuition and fees are charged for those students  whose legal residence has been determined as out-of-state or  international.

IN-DISTRICT RESIDENCY. Citizens with legal residence status of the State of Texas, who are 18 years of age or older, who are financially independent from their parents or guardian, and who reside within the boundaries of the Panola College taxing district for a minimum of 60 days prior to the 12th class day of a long semester, the 4th class day of a summer session, or the official census day for terms of varying length qualify for in-district residence status.

Legal Texas residents under the age of 18 or Texas residents 18 years of age or older who are not financially independent from their parents or guardian are classified according to the residence status of their parents or guardian.

Legal residents who reside outside the boundaries of the Panola College taxing district, own property within the taxing district, and pay ad valorem taxes on that property, may have the difference between in-district and out-of-district tuition waived for themselves and their dependents.

Verification of property ownership shall be determined by an ad valorem tax statement or receipt issued by the tax office of the District; or by presentation of a deed, property closing statement or other appropriate evidence of ownership of property which is subject to ad valorem taxation by the District.

The following documents may be acceptable for determining in-district residency in support of the signed Oath of Residency:

a. Texas high school transcript
b. Employer statement of date of employment
c. Texas voter registration
d. Lease agreement which includes student's name and periods covered
e. Property tax payments
f.  Canceled checks
g. Utility bills
h. Texas Drivers License
i.  Other as accepted by the Registrar