Residency for tuition purposes: STATE EXCEPTIONS
Resources regarding Utah residency requirements and the reclassification process for in-state tuition rates.
Residency Reclassification Application Deadline by Semester
Fall Semester → July 1st
Spring Semester → November 1st
Summer Semester → April 1st
Domiciliary Tie Establishment Deadline by Semester
Fall Semester → May 1st
Spring Semester → October 1st
Summer Semester → February 1st
Mandatory Reading for All Residency Reclassification Applicants
There are different tuition rates for Utah residents and for 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. Once admitted, your official letter of acceptance will include your classification. If you are classified as a non-resident but meet the requirements of a policy or exception for resident status, you may apply to change your status.
The resources listed above describe the various ways in which students may be eligible for in-state (resident) tuition under the provisions of Utah state law. These documents explain the general rule of the law as well as exceptions that may make students eligible to waive the time requirement and apply for residency immediately. Review these materials carefully. Non-resident students who are eligible for reclassification of their residency status 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 the Medical and 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 and 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.
Please check the sections below to see if you qualify under any of the following exceptions and then complete the Certification Form for Resident Exceptions for Tuition Purposes:
Please make sure to also check the term deadlines below.
- Official letter verifying the requesting student's current participation in Utah Job Corps.
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 2022 residency reclassification applications is Friday 08/19/2022.) 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 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.
If you have already submitted your residency application form and have additional documents not previously submitted to turn in for evaluation, please use the post submission form below to attach the requested documentation.
Residency for Non-Citizens
Foreign nationals 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 applicable to U.S. citizens. These students must submit verification of status with their residency application. Residency reclassification will not be granted to foreign nationals without proof of permanent resident, asylum, or refugee status in the United States.
Tuition waivers for non-residents
Information on special tuition waivers for foreign nationals 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. Information on House Bill 144 is also available here on the admissions website.
- 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 118 is also available here on the admissions website.
Term Deadlines to Submit Application / Certification / Military Forms
All students must submit their residency form by the date listed below. Students will be able to submit additional documents as requested proving physical presence after initial submission. Please note: Applications submitted after the deadline are not guaranteed a decision by the tuition due date.
Term Deadlines to Establish Domiciliary Ties
Students applying under the Undergraduate Policy (One Year Rule) or Graduate Policy must establish their Utah domiciliary ties (driver’s license, voter registration, and vehicle registration) by the deadlines listed below. * Failure to establish ties by the listed deadlines will require students to provide proof of additional Utah ties.
Residency Application Submission Deadline by Semester
Domiciliary Tie 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.