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What is Residency Determination Services?

The state of North Carolina partially subsidizes the cost of public college or university tuition for all students whose domicile or permanent legal residence is in North Carolina. Completing the Residency Determination Services application establishes if a student should have in-state or out-of-state tuition. Read more about NC Tuition Benefits, Residency Laws and Policies, and/or Residency Guidelines. 

Complete NC Residency Determination

You will need to enter your RCN on your Davidson-Davie admission application in step 2.


Need to get in contact with someone at Residency Determination Services?

The RDS Call Center Hours are Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern Time.

Toll-free Student Number: 844.319.3640
Local Student Number: 919.835.2290
Fax number: 919.835.2427
Email: rdsinfo@ncresidency.org