Residency Information

In-District

A student is considered to be in-district if the student's legal residence is within the boundaries of Community College District 522. In-district residency must be established 30 days prior to the beginning date of the student's earliest class.

Students new to SWIC and those changing address and residency status will be required to provide proof of residency at the time of enrollment. Residency may be validated by evidence of occupancy of a dwelling in the college district, for other than educational purposes. Validation of residency can be provided in the form of a real estate tax bill, utility receipt, driver's license or pay stub verifying residency. 

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Out-of-District

A student who is living outside District 522, is a resident of the State of Illinois and does not attend SWIC under the terms of a joint agreement or chargeback agreement will be designated an out-of-district student and will be charged the appropriate tuition. Students will be required to provide proof of residency at the time of enrollment.

Joint Agreements/Chargebacks

Out-of-district students who attend SWIC under the terms of a joint agreement between SWIC and another community college district or for whom chargeback authorization has been given by the student's home district will be charged in-district tuition. Students will be required to provide proof of residency at the time of enrollment.

Employer In-District

Out-of-district students who receive training from, and are employed at least 35 hours per week by, an entity located within District 522 may qualify for in-district rates. The required form may be obtained at the Enrollment Services Office or online at SWIC.edu and must be submitted before the midterm date of the affected class(es). The in-district employer must complete a new form each semester. Students will be required to provide proof of residency at the time of enrollment.

Out-of-State

Any student who is a resident of another state or country will be considered an out-of-state student and will be charged the appropriate tuition. International students who have been issued an F-1 Student Visa to attend SWIC are not eligible for in-district tuition rates.