Residency for Tuition Purposes: State Exceptions
Spring 2024 applications are open from September 15, 2023 to January 5, 2024
Want to know if you qualify for a state exception?
Read on to learn about Utah residency requirements and the reclassification process for in-state tuition rates.
An application is considered late if it is submitted after the posted priority deadline.
The hard late deadline for application submission is the Friday prior to the start of the requested term of reclassification.
- For example, the hard late deadline for Fall 2023 residency reclassification applications is Friday 08/18/2023.
Late applications must be submitted with a late petition explaining why the requesting student 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, submission of Utah ties, etc) will be accepted through the Friday of the first week of classes of the requested term of reclassification at the latest
- For example, the hard documentation submission deadline for Fall 2023 residency reclassification is Friday 08/25/2023).
Documentation should be submitted as soon as possible prior to this deadline.
You must have a residency reclassification application on file that was submitted by the hard application deadline.
No documentation will be accepted after the first week of classes of the requested term of reclassification.
**If you have already submitted your residency application and have additional documents to turn in for evaluation, please attach them to the Post Submission form below.
Residency for Non-citizens
If you are a non-citizen with permanent U.S. resident status or have obtained asylum/refugee status under U.S. immigration law:
- Your resident status will be classified according to the same criteria as U.S. citizens
- You must include status verification with your residency application
Residency reclassification will not be granted to non-citizens without proof of permanent resident, asylum, or refugee status in the United States.
Tuition Waivers for Non-residents
Information on special tuition waivers for non-citizens and other non-residents can be found in Board of Regents Policy R513.
- The House Bill 144 Non-Resident Tuition Waiver is explained in R513-13 Exemption for Certain Students with Utah High School Graduation.
- The House Bill 118 Non-Resident Tuition Waiver is explained in R513-14 Exemption of Nonresident Tuition for Certain Foreign Nationals.
Information on House Bill 144 & House Bill 118 is available here.
Term Deadlines to Submit Application / Certification / Military Forms
Please submit your residency form by the deadline, after which you can submit proof of physical presence
Please Note: We cannot guarantee a decision by the tuition due date for applications submitted after the deadline.
Term Deadlines to Establish Domiciliary Ties
If you are applying under the Undergraduate Policy (One Year Rule) or Graduate Policy, you must establish your Utah domiciliary ties by providing the following:
- Driver’s license
- Voter registration
- Vehicle registration
Please Note: If ties are not established by the deadline, you will be required to provide proof of additional Utah ties.
Residency Reclassification Application Deadline by Semester
Domiciliary Tie Establishment Deadline by Semester
*Examples of additional ties, if requested, include:
- Proof of Utah employment, including part-time employment for at least 90 days.
- A copy of a Utah State Income Tax Return filed as a part-year or full-year Utah resident.
- A copy of a lease/rental agreement in Utah for at least twelve months prior to the start of the term you are applying for reclassification.
- Copies of utility bills in your name for at least twelve months prior to the start of the term you are applying for reclassification.