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Enrollment and Residency

District of Columbia residents are entitled to a free public education if documentation is provided that verifies their residency status.  DC public schools are required to report suspected cases of residency fraud to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) immediately. In some cases, non-residents may attend DC public schools, but they must pay tuition after meeting established criteria.  In addition, in order to  be accepted/admitted  as a non-resident, schools should not have any residents on its waiting list.


Penalty for False Information

Any person, including any District of Columbia public school or public charter school official, who knowingly supplies false information to a public official in connection with student residency verification shall be subject to charges of tuition retroactively, and payment of a fine of not more than $2,000 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, but not both fine and imprisonment, pursuant to the District of Columbia Nonresident Tuition Act, approved September 8, 1960 and amended by the District of Columbia Public Schools and Public Charter School Student Residency Fraud Prevention Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Code §38-312).  The case of any such person may be referred by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education to the Office of the Attorney General.

Contact Email: 
Contact TTY: 
711
Service Location: 

Education, Office of the State Superintendent of


GIS Address: 
810 1st Street NE
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Zip: 
20002