Residency for Tuition Purposes: Transfers from USHE Institutions
Fall 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
Domiciliary Tie Establishment Deadline by Semester
Policy for Students Transferring Within Utah
This policy applies to students who have attended and received residency at other institutions in the USHE system. Please check the sections below to see if you qualify under any of the following exceptions, then complete the Certification Form for Resident Exceptions for Tuition Purposes.
Please make sure to also check the term deadlines above.
Student Who Has Attended Another Utah School (in the Ushe System) Within the Past Year Classified as a Utah Resident for Tuition Purposes
Accepted methods of proof include the following:
- Copy of the requesting student’s valid and unexpired Utah driver’s license.
- Letter sent directly from another Utah institution verifying resident status and dates of enrollment.
An application is considered late if it is submitted after the 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 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, 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 2022 residency reclassification is Friday 08/26/2022.)
Documentation should be submitted as soon as possible prior to this deadline.
Students submitting documentation 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.
Already Applied for Residency?
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 Post Submission form.
Residency for Non-citizens
Non-citizens that have been granted permanent U.S. resident status or have obtained asylum or refugee status under U.S. immigration law are classified for purposes of resident status according to the same criteria as U.S. citizens.
These students must submit verification of status with their 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.