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North Carolina Residency

State law requires that students live in North Carolina with the parent of record in order to be eligible for Opportunity Scholarship or ESA+ Program funding. The residency requirement must be met no later than the beginning of the 2024-2025 school year.

You will be required to certify that you are domiciled in North Carolina before scholarship funding is disbursed. You may also be asked to provide documentation to the State Education Assistance Authority (SEAA) that you meet the State residency requirement. If SEAA determines that your domicile certification contains falsified information, you may be subject to administrative, civil, or criminal penalties.

More information about the residency requirement, and verification, will be available on this page this spring.