Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS 15-1801 et seq.) and Cochise College policies determine classification for tuition purposes.
Adult means a person who is 18 years of age or older.
Armed Forces of the United States means the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marine Corps, the Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Services and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association. (ARS 15-1801)
Continuous attendance means enrollment at an educational institution in this state as a full-time student, as such term is defined by the governing body of the educational institution, for a normal academic year since the beginning of the period for which continuous attendance is claimed. Such person need not attend summer sessions or other such intersession beyond the normal academic year in order to maintain continuous attendance. (ARS 15-1801)
Domicile means a person’s true, fixed and permanent home and place of habitation. It is the place where he/she intends to remain and to which he/she expects to return when he/she leaves without intending to establish a new domicile elsewhere. (ARS-15-1801)
State resident means a person who is domiciled in the State of Arizona for not less than one year (365 days). (ARS 15-1802)
County resident means a person who is domiciled in the State of Arizona for not less than one year and who has been physically present in the county for at least 50 days prior to the first day of classes of the semester. (R7-1-23)
Dependent means any person (son, daughter, or legal ward) who receives more than half of his/her support for the calendar year from a parent or guardian, as documented on the federal income tax form, and who is domiciled in Arizona.
Alien means a person who has been granted refugee status in accordance with all applicable laws of the United States, has met all other requirements for domicile, and who is entitled to classification as an in-state refugee student.
Emancipated person means a person who is neither under a legal duty of service to his/her parent nor entitled to the support of such parent under the laws of this state. (ARS-15-1801)
Parent means a person’s father or mother, or if one parent has custody, that parent. Or, if there is no surviving parent or the whereabouts of the parents are unknown, then a guardian of an unemancipated person (if there are no circumstances indicating that such guardianship was created primarily for the purpose of conferring the status of an in-state student on such unemancipated person). (ARS 15-1801)