Legal Resident Information

Legal residency determines the amount of tuition a student is charged. Non-residents may become residents of California after one year at Berkeley Law if they take appropriate steps and meet certain eligibility requirements.

There are several aspects involved with determining residency and students should use the links below to become familiar with the process:
(Please note that some of the information on these sites is intended for undergraduate students.)


  • UC Berkeley Office of the Registrar's residency deadlines 
    Entering first year students should complete their Statement of Legal Residence by the June 1st deadline communicated by Berkeley Law's Admissions Office. Entering transfer students should submit their SLR immediately after it becomes available to them.


For more information or questions regarding residency, please contact the campus Residence Affairs Unit using one of the following methods:


Phone: 510-642-5990

Postal mail:
Residence Affairs Unit
Office of the Registrar
University of California, Berkeley
120 Sproul Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-5404