There are different tuition rates for Utah residents and for nonresidents, based on the Utah State Law, 53B-8-102 and the Board of Regents R512, Policies and Procedures. Your initial residency classification is made when you are admitted and will be included in your Official Letter of Acceptance. If you are classified as a Nonresident but feel you should qualify for resident status, you may submit an Application for Residency Reclassification with the appropriate supporting documents.
Students who have been classified as Nonresidents and who plan to apply for reclassification must read the following:
- University of Utah Institutional Policy - students will find all the information necessary to understand how to qualify under the Utah Residency Law 53B-8-102 including exceptions to the one year rule.
- Board of Regents R512 Policies and Procedures
Utah State Law, 53B-8-102
THESE GUIDELINES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
Nonresident students who are eligible for a reclassification of their residency status must complete the reclassification application or the certification form. The form must be submitted to Office of Admissions with the appropriate supporting documents. The forms are found at:
Term Deadlines to Establish Domiciliary Ties
Applicants are required to take overt steps to prove their intent to make Utah their permanent residence. For example, a person that holds a valid driver's license from any state must replace it with a Utah driver's license. Or if they have no driver's license, they must get a Utah ID card. These ties must be established by the deadlines listed below, which are earlier than the deadline to submit the application/certification packet to the Office of Admissions:
|Summer Term||February 1|
|Fall Semester||May 1|
|Spring Semester||October 1|
Term Deadlines to Submit Application / Certification Forms
Applications for reclassification are accepted for all three academic terms. Students must submit the reclassification application or the certification form by the appropriate term deadline.
|Summer Term||April 1|
|Fall Semester||July 1|
|Spring Semester||November 1|
If you are applying for Utah Resident-based scholarships and your scholarship deadline is prior to June 1, please indicate at the top of your residency application that you are requesting a "Priority Rush" evaluation for resident scholarship consideration. If you have not heard from our office within two weeks of submitting a "Rush" request, please contact our office to determine the status of your application.
Special Information for:
- The student never attended the other USHE school as a resident student; or
- The resident classification was obtained under false pretense; or
- The facts at the time of the granting of residency have significantly changed.
- Nonresident students admitted to the School of Medicine or to the School of Dentistry are not eligible for residency reclassification once they begin their Medical/Dental School studies, and will pay tuition at the out-of-state tuition rate for the duration of their medical/dental school studies even during approved “Leaves of Absence.”
- A student admitted to either the Medical or the Dental graduate program may qualify for residency under the general rule of the law (twelve continuous months of physical presence in Utah, financial independence, and the establishment of significant ties to prove resident student status) if the eligibility is granted prior to the first day of the student’s admit semester for either program.
- Failure to qualify for residency prior to the beginning of a student’s admit term will result in the student maintaining the nonresident classification throughout their medical or dental school studies. This University institutional residency policy supersedes all other means of qualifying for residency reclassification as outlined in the Board of Regents Policy R512 with the exception of the “Military Service” Exceptions found in R512.6.
If you leave Utah before you have been granted residency for tuition purposes, you will have to start the 12 consecutive-month requirement over when you return to Utah. (You cannot split the 12 months before and after your service period.)