Before applying to Isothermal, you must certify you live within the state to qualify for in-state tuition. This happens through the NC Residency Determination Service, known as RDS. There is no cost associated with this process. You will need your Residency Certification Number (RCN) to complete your college application.
Being an out-of-state student will not impact your acceptance into a program at Isothermal. Residency only indicates the type of tuition rates that will apply to you.
As an out-of-state student, your Pell grant may not cover your total tuition costs. You should be prepared to pay the difference yourself.
In partnership with the NC Residency Determination Service, Isothermal Community College will determine in-state tuition eligibility for veteran students, dependents, and/or beneficiaries. Out-of-state tuition is waived for veterans or veterans’ dependents who receive Chapter 30, Chapter 31, Chapter 33, or Fry Scholarship benefits in accordance with the US Department of Veterans Affairs.