Residency for Tuition Purposes: Olympic Athletes
Olympic Athlete Residency Exceptions
Read on to learn about residency requirements, deadlines, and everything you need to know about residency for tuition purposes for students who are United States Olympic athletes attending here at the U.
If you are classified as a nonresident 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, see details here.
Mandatory Reading for All Residency for Tuition Purpose Applicants
The resources listed here describe the various ways in which you may be eligible for in-state (resident) tuition under the provisions of Utah state law and University of Utah Institutional Policy. Review these materials carefully.
“R512-5.2.1 Application Deadline: Students must meet institutional application deadlines for each term…institutions may not accept applications for resident student status or supporting documentation after the third week of the semester or term for which the student seeks resident student status.”
Olympic Athlete Exception Application Deadline Change
Starting Summer Semester 2024 onward, all Exception and Addendum applications for Residency (Military/Veteran, American Indian, Olympic Athlete, USHE Transfer Student, and State of Utah Exceptions, Addendum) will have the same deadlines as all Residency Reclassification applications for the following dates:
- Application Open
- Domiciliary Tie Establishment Deadline
- On-Time Application Deadline
- Application Closes
- Document Submission Deadline
- Incomplete Applications Removed
Residency for Tuition Purposes Calendar
Exceptions for Olympic Athletes
This exception applies to Olympic athlete students. Please check the sections below to see if you qualify under the following exception and then complete the Certification Form for Resident Exceptions for Tuition Purposes linked below.
**Please be sure to check the term deadlines above.
Participant in Olympic Athlete Training Program in Utah:
- Accepted methods of proof include a letter from the USOPC verifying the requesting student’s eligibility.
- Note that this letter MUST come from USOPC and cannot come from a coach or team.
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Post Submission Form
If you have already submitted your residency application form and have additional documents you wish to turn in for evaluation, please attach the documents using the:
Late Application Submissions
An application is considered late if it is submitted after the deadline (see “Residency for Tuition Purposes Calendar” above).
The hard late deadline for application submission is the tuition deadline. No application will be accepted after the tuition deadline for the requested term of reclassification.
Late applications must be submitted with a late petition explaining why you did not submit by the deadline, and there is no guarantee of application acceptance nor a decision by the tuition deadline for the requested term of reclassification.
Required documentation (proof of physical presence documents, submission of Utah ties, proof of tax independence documents, etc.) will be accepted through the census deadline of the requested term of reclassification at the latest. Documentation should be submitted as soon as possible prior to this deadline. No documentation will be accepted after the census deadline for the requested term of reclassification.
Students submitting documentation must have a residency reclassification application on file that was submitted by the hard application deadline.
Some students may qualify to have their nonresident tuition portion waived through nonresident tuition waivers House Bill 144 or House Bill 118
Information on House Bill 144 & House Bill 118 tuition waivers, as well as the application, are available here:
Residency Office Contact Information
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Office Hours (All times are Mountain Time Zone):
- Monday – 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
- Tuesday – 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (Staff Meetings every Tuesday morning 8:00 to 10:00 A.M.)
- Wednesday – 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
- Thursday – 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
- Friday – 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Closed all holidays and University Office Closure days (click here to see our calendar)
801-581-8761, Option 5 to speak with a Residency staff member
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