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Residency for Tuition Purposes: Active Military & Veteran Policies

Spring 2023 applications are now open!

Read on to learn about the University of Utah residency policies, exceptions, requirements and deadlines.

Residency Reclassification Application Deadline by Semester

07/01

Fall Semester

11/01

Spring Semester

04/01

Summer Semester

Domiciliary Tie Establishment Deadline by Semester

05/01

Fall Semester

10/01

Spring Semester

02/01

Summer Semester

Mandatory Reading for All Residency Reclassification Applicants

  1. University of Utah Institutional Policy on Residency Determination for Tuition Purposes
  2. Board of Regents R512 Policies and Procedures
  3. Utah State Law, 53B-8-102

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.

  • Your official letter of acceptance will include your classification.
  • 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.

The resources listed above describe the various ways in which you may be eligible for in-state (resident) tuition under the provisions of Utah state law.

  • These documents explain the general rule of the law and exceptions that may allow you to waive the time requirement and apply for residency immediately.
  • Review these materials carefully.
  • Non-residents eligible for reclassification must submit a complete reclassification, certification, or military form by the applicable term deadline with all required supporting documentation.

Per University of Utah policy, incoming graduate students, including those in Law programs, may apply under the Undergraduate policy or any other policy if they qualify prior to the start of their graduate studies.

  • Graduate students who begin their graduate program as a non-resident are only eligible to reclassify under the Graduate policy, which includes completing 40 graduate-level semester hours prior to reclassification.
  • Medical students are held to the School of Medicine policies.
  • Law students are ineligible to reclassify after beginning their program.
  • Dental students admitted as non-residents are ineligible for reclassification at any time.
  • The only exceptions to Graduate, Medical, Law, and Dental residency policy are for students proving eligibility through military or American Indian exceptions, or the House Bill 144 tuition waiver as described below.

Active Military & Veteran Residency Exceptions

These exceptions apply to active military and veterans and their immediate family members ( dependent spouses or children). To apply for an active military or veteran exception, please fill out a Military Service Exception Form and submit all required documentation. Please note that retroactive residency is not granted.

Please check the sections below to see if you qualify under any of the following military exceptions, then complete the Application for In-State Tuition Based Upon Military Service Exceptions.

Have Questions?

Residency Office Contact Information

(801) 581-8761, Option 5
residency@utah.edu