Residency for Tuition Purposes: Residency Glossary
A tuition reduction program for non-resident students from certain high schools located near the border of Utah. Time spent on a border waiver will count toward the requirements to qualify for residency reclassification.
Also known as the DMV, this is the government operated facility where you can obtain vehicle registration.
Driver’s license, voter registration, and vehicle registration.
Also known and the DLD, this is the government operated facility where you can obtain a Utah state driver’s license or a Utah identification card.
In some cases, our office needs to verify that a student is not dependent on an out of state parent or guardian. This is proven by the parents’ or guardians’ federal tax returns showing that the student was not claimed as a dependent, or the student’s federal tax returns showing that no one could or did claim them as a dependent.
A tuition waiver of the non-resident portion of tuition charges granted to foreign nationals that do not qualify for residency reclassification but are a foreign national legally admitted to the U.S., attended a Utah high school for three years or more, and graduated from a Utah high school.
A tuition waiver of the non-resident portion of tuition charges granted to students of undocumented parents or U.S. citizens that do not qualify for residency reclassification but attended a Utah high school for three years or more, graduated from a Utah high school, and did not start college before Fall 2002.
A dependent child or a spouse.
Classification based on the residency information of an admissions application. The classification can be changed through an addendum or reclassification application.
Tuition paid by students that have been classified as a resident.
A personal statement that explains why the residency application is being submitted past the deadline. Late petitions will be accepted one week past the application deadline.
To physically reside in a location. This period of a residence cannot be interrupted by a temporary absence from the state.
Military discharge papers. This document is used to provide proof of service and the character of discharge.
Tuition that is paid by students who have been classified as a non-resident
The nickname for the Undergraduate Policy, which is the policy that most students use to reclassify their residency. The One Year Rule is primarily based upon 12 continuous months of physical presence in Utah prior to the term that a student would like to reclassify. It requires documentation of a Utah driver’s license, vehicle registration, and voter registration, along with financial independence on federal taxes.
An institution of higher education, public or private, above the high school level.
Form that is used to submit supporting documents after a residency application has already been submitted.
Any accepted documentation that shows the requirement of a presence in Utah. This can include educational enrollment, employment, physical presence check-ins at the Residency office, or bank statements with purchases made in person in Utah every six days or fewer. Any proof or physical presence can be used as a Utah tie, but this does not work vice versa. For example, lease agreements and utility bills do not prove physical presence.
Letters received from other Utah colleges/universities verifying the residency status of a student that has now transferred to the U.
Form that is used for clarification of a student’s initial residency status. This form gives our office more information to work with when coding a student’s whose status is unclear from the information given on their admission application.
Application that is used to apply to the following policies:
- American Indian enrolled on the tribal rolls of a tribe whose reservation or trust lands lie partly or wholly within Utah or whose border is at any point contiguous with the border of Utah
- Member of a federally recognized or known Utah tribe that has graduated from a Utah High school
- Student who has attended another Utah school (in the USHE system) within the past year classified as a Utah resident for tuition purposes
- Utah state social or rehabilitation services agency assistance recipient receiving full tuition and fees allowance
- Participant in Olympic Athlete Training Program in Utah
- Job Corps Student
Application that is used to apply to the following policies:
- U.S. military service member assigned to active duty within Utah (Includes Utah National Guard and Active Reserves)
- Immediate family member of a U.S. military service member currently assigned to active duty within the state of Utah
- U.S. military veteran
- Immediate family member of a U.S. military veteran who has separated within the last five years
- Eligible person entitled to benefits under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 30, Montgomery G.I. Bill – Active-Duty Educational Assistance Program, or Chapter 33, Post 9/11 Educational Assistance Program
- Utah resident away on active military duty taking only online classes at the University of Utah (including cases where the students is a spouse or dependent child)
- An individual who maintains residency in Utah with an intent to return but who is serving on active duty in the US Armed Forces and is assigned outside of Utah (includes cases where the student is a spouse or dependent child)
Any documentation that proves a person has intent to reside in Utah. This can include rental and lease agreements, utility bills, Utah driver’s license, voter registration, or vehicle registration. Please note that ‘Utah Ties’ and ‘(Utah) Domiciliary Ties’ are not the same.
Also known as USHE, this is the system of public colleges located in Utah. Residency status at any of these intuitions can transfer between each other.
The point in time by which a student must have established their domiciliary ties. This includes their driver’s license, vehicle registration, and voter registration. It is important to note that this deadline is separate from any residency application deadline.