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SY 2014-2015 Non-Resident Student Review and Findings


Friday, June 5, 2015

DC residents are entitled to attend DC public schools and DC public charter schools tuition-free. Non-residents may attend DC public and charter schools if no DC residents are on the school’s waitlist and the non-resident student pays tuition. Residency fraud occurs when any person, including any official of a DC public school or public charter school, knowingly supplies false information to a public official in connection with a student’s residency verification. Residency fraud may involve the alteration of residency documentation, or it may involve the inappropriate use of a DC resident’s address by a non-DC resident for the purpose of attending a DC school. OSSE identifies non-residents through the following two methods: the residency fraud program and the annual enrollment audit. The process and results of each of these methods is discussed in the report linked below.