Residency for Tuition Purposes
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Residency for Tuition Purposes Calendar
Priority Deadlines to Submit Residency Reclassification or Exception Applications
Submit application forms on time on or by the Priority Deadlines listed below. Priority applications are guaranteed to be completed before the tuition deadline of the term the student seeks to attend as a resident student.
All Residency Forms Deadline by Semester
We cannot guarantee a decision by the tuition due date for applications submitted after the deadline.
Domiciliary Tie Requirements
If you are applying under the Undergraduate One Year Rule Policy or Graduate Policy, you must establish your Utah domiciliary ties by the term establishment deadline for the term the student seeks to attend as a resident student. These domiciliary ties are:
- Utah Driver’s license
- Utah Voter registration
- Utah Vehicle registration
Please Note: If ties are not established by the deadline, you may be required to provide additional Utah ties.
Term Deadlines to Establish Domiciliary Ties
If ties are not established by the deadline, you may be required to provide additional Utah ties.
Residency for Tuition Purposes Information Sessions
Would you like to learn more about how to become a resident for tuition purposes?
Register for a presentation/Q&A session outlining the new residency requirements.
Initial Residency Classification upon Admissions
- There are different tuition rates for Utah residents and non-residents based on Utah State Law 53B-8-102 and Board of Regents R512 Policy.
- Your initial residency classification will be determined when your admissions application is reviewed based on:
- Student maintained continuous Utah residency status for one full year or more and did not have continuous residency outside of Utah for more than 11 months afterward
- A written declaration that the student has relinquished residency in any other state on the admissions application
- Objective evidence that the student has taken overt steps to establish permanent residency in Utah by means of a Utah driver license or identification card with an original date of issue or a renewal date prior to application
- Status from most recent tax year of student being either one of the following:
- Tax dependent of Utah domiciled parents with continuous Utah residency status for one full year or more or,
- Student is independent on federal taxes, not claimed as a dependent of anyone
Your official letter of acceptance will include your initial residency classification.
Residency Addendum to Amend an Admissions Application
If you are classified as a non-resident but meet the requirements for a policy or exception for resident status, you may apply to change your status by means of a residency addendum:
- You MUST request and complete an addendum.
- The addendum MUST be submitted to the Residency Office for review and approval.
- A residency addendum MUST be submitted with all supporting documentation before the last day of a student’s first semester of their university program.
- To request an addendum to amend the non-residency classification of an admissions application, please:
- Visit the Residency Office in the Student Services Building Office of Admissions
- Call 801-581-8761, option 5 to speak directly with the Residency Office
- Email a request for an addendum at email@example.com
Residency Citizenship and Immigration Requirements
Any student seeking to reclassify as a resident for tuition purposes must hold:
- U.S. citizenship
- Granted permanent residency
- Granted asylum or refugee status
- Special Immigrant Visa
- Humanitarian Parole
- Temporary Protected Status
- Or good faith evidence of a submitted application for refugee status, humanitarian parole, temporary protected status, or asylum under United States immigration law
- Status cannot be expired, or removed.
- “Good Faith Evidence” requires verified documentation
- Students on other types of visas not listed above are ineligible for residency reclassification but may qualify for a tuition waiver if they have 3 years and completed graduation in a Utah high school
- Students with granted permanent residency, granted asylum or granted refugee status must submit valid and unexpired documentation.
For more information, click the link about Utah House Bill 102: