In-state Residency For Tuition Surcharge Purposes

Our residency guidelines

The State of Ohio’s 2012-2013 budget establishes a new provision called "Forever Buckeye."  Click here for more details. 

The University of Akron residency guidelines are established by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, which is the planning and coordinating agency for higher education in the State of Ohio.

Students who are classified as residents for tuition purposes receive the benefit of a state-supported education, funded largely by the taxpayers of Ohio. Therefore, the residency guidelines are meant to exclude from resident classification those people who are in the State of Ohio primarily for the purpose of receiving the benefit of a state-supported education.

The term "Ohio resident" for tuition purposes may differ from other definitions of Ohio residency. A person who has an Ohio driver's license or who is an Ohio resident for tax, voting, or welfare purposes may not necessarily be considered a resident for tuition purposes. To be classified as a resident for tuition purposes, a student must meet the guidelines for residency as defined by the Ohio Board of Regents. Please click on the links to obtain the University Rule and the Ohio Board of Regents Ohio Administrative Code 3333-1-10.

To learn how to qualify as a resident of Ohio for tuition purposes, begin by reading the Procedures and then refer to the Guidelines for more specific information.

Residency Petitions for Fall 2018 must be submitted no later than Friday, August 17, 2018. Applications for Fall 2018 semester will not be accepted after this date. No exceptions will be provided. If a student misses the Fall 2018 submission deadline, they can petition for Spring 2019 by January 1, 2019.

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