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Home status via the "right to reside in the EU"
Residence is more relevant than citizenship for fees status. The general rule is that you must have lived in the UK for the three consecutive years before starting university. Where has your stepson been living for the last three years?
The university has the discretion to determine whether to class your stepson as a Home/EU student or Overseas for fees. They use the information you provide about his residence status and they base their decision on the guidelines and case law.
You can contact Student Finance England for some advice at:
Also look at the UKCISA website at:
If your stepson is planning on going to a university in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland the rules will be slightly different to the rules in England, and you must check on the guidance relating to those countries.
Good luck to both of you,